The Newtown Creek Alliance is a community-based organization dedicated to protecting the environmental, recreational and commercial integrity of Newtown Creek.

NCA Completes Survey of Ribbed Mussel Population

Combined Sewer Overflow

CSO is one of the largest sources of ongoing pollution to Newtown Creek. Every year an estimated 1.2 billion gallons of untreated sewage and storm water are discharged into Newtown Creek, with 90% being discharged into the most stagnant tributaries where impacts are amplified.

Check out recent video documenting what CSO looks like and learn more about solutions to the problem.

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NCA Completes Survey of Ribbed Mussel Population

NCA Completes Survey of Ribbed Mussel Population

Over the course of 2016, NCA completed an exhaustive survey of the Newtown Creek shorelines noting locations and populations of ribbed mussels which reside in the intertidal zone (area between low and high tides). As native filter feeders, these mussels help remove bacteria and improve water quality.

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Great turnout for tonight's event; great to have so many passionate voices in the room to discuss #waterquality #bioremediation and visioning! Much thanks to awesome hosts at @a_d_o_nyc .

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So many maps and visuals at tonight's meeting. Thanks everyone for coming out and participating. ... See MoreSee Less

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Join us tonight, 7 -9pm at @a_d_o_nyc for an evening about water quality, soil remediation and visioning for #newtowncreek with our partners at @riverkeeper. 29 Norman Ave in #greenpoint - see you there! ... See MoreSee Less

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One of the bigger items excavated from our cleanup today. Thanks @lisabloodgood for the time lapse. #superfundcrossfit ... See MoreSee Less

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Today's cleanup was epic! A full dumpster worth of trash removed from Meeker avenue street end. Much thanks to all the awesome volunteers that came out. Come join us back at the site on May 6th for #riverkeepersweep as we landscape and put some plants in the ground.

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