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The Newtown Creek Alliance is a community-based organization dedicated to restoring, revealing and revitalizing Newtown Creek.

Newtown Creek Water Quality

Newtown Creek Vision Plan

Over the past year, NCA worked closely with our partners at Riverkeeper and Perkins+Will to create the Newtown Creek Vision plan, a 150 page report chronicling priority issues and 85 proposed projects to address Remediation, Restoration, Recreation and Resilience. The report builds upon decades of planning and visioning efforts by numerous community members and organizations; framing ideas in the wake of upcoming Superfund remediation and Clean Water improvements. We look forward to continuing these planning conversations with local residents, businesses, agencies and elected officials.

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Newtown Creek Water Quality

Newtown Creek Water Quality

NCA, in partnership with the Environmental Science program at LaGuardia Community College, conducts an extensive water quality testing program on Newtown Creek. Check out our project booklet with info about water quality issues, our findings and how you can help improve conditions.

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SEAL sighting on the Creek today! While out on the water NCA staff were quickly visited by an adult harbor seal who popped up 2-3 feet from the boat for a few seconds before diving back down below the surface. Unfortunately, no photos captured the encounter but it was just near the steps of the Nature Walk (where a Seal was seen in 2014), so maybe someone else did or will also encounter this rare sight.

It is worth noting that if you do encounter a marine mammal please give it a safe distance. There is some great advice and information about seals from @rfmrp .

Seeing wildlife like this in the Creek can be both inspiring and worrisome and serve as a reminder that our city, state and federal agencies need to be diligent in cleaning up hazardous sediments and improving water quality to protect residents and wildlife alike.

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‘Unwholesome Environs of Brooklyn - Views of Newtown Creek’ photographs by Ernest Marx from Harper’s Weekly August 1894.

Big thanks to Andrew Kapochunas for donating this rare print item to NCA.

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Tomorrow night: Superfund
Community Advisory Group (CAG) meeting

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

6:30 to 8:30 PM
Swinging Sixties Senior Center
211 Ainslie Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

This meeting will be focused on preparing and refining CAG comments to submit to EPA on its proposed plan for OU2 (regarding the long-term control plan for combined sewer overflows into the Creek.)

Stay posted for the CAGs final comments so you can weigh in yourself!

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Big congrats to NCA board member and #nyceja associate director Annel Hernandez for winning a @rachels_network Catalyst Award. The prize elevates women of color who are building a healthier, safer, and more just world.

Thank you Annel for your commitment to environmental justice and leadership in NYC. Well deserved! ... See MoreSee Less

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Today is the last day to comment on a somewhat obscure but largely important proposal that @nysdec is considering to alter water quality classification language. The ruling would essentially WEAKEN protections for water bodies like #newtowncreek for generations to come.

Let DEC know that you want real improvements for our waterway and not ‘watered down’ standards that fail to reduce sewage overflow or protect human and ecological health.

You can help! Email personal comments to wqsrulemakings@dec.ny.gov by midnight tonight. ... See MoreSee Less

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