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

Newtown Creek Vision Plan

Newtown Creek Vision Plan

In 2018, NCA, Riverkeeper and Perkins+Will launched 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. Read the full plan here.

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Newtown Creek StoryMaps

Newtown Creek StoryMaps

Explore these interactive educational resources on ArcGIS StoryMaps to learn more about the Creek's ecosystem and NCA’s efforts in environmental remediation, restoration, and revitalization. We have units available on the history and geography of the Creek, regional flora and fauna, Newtown Creek's soil and water health, and the impact of climate change on NYC's coastal communities. Click "read more" to view them all.

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Facebook News

Facebook News

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Newtown Creek Alliance

More #airquality sampling underway this morning with our partners from @nyucped @nyulangone - this time in the far reaches of English Kills.Look forward to sharing results and analysis this fall of chemical compounds measured around the Creek- specifically VOCs, particulates, PAHs, and metals.

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Calling volunteers - we are back this Saturday to clean-up the Penny Bridge site in Greenpoint. This unique shoreline and overlook, needs some love and care - so join us to help remove trash and improve the pathways and planted areas! Gloves, shovels, trash bags and all other necessary materials will be provided. Volunteers are encouraged to bring water, sun protection, and wear closed-toed shoes.Get full details and register here:penny820.eventbrite.com/#NewtownCreek #greenpoint 11 am to 2pmPenny Bridge(1000 Meeker Ave)

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Meet our amazing summer research fellows!Shakhawat Shaimoon, Tara Fletcher, Yaz Wilkerson, Jonathan Belair, and Ari Batu Rivera are our first cohort of Summer UHI Effect Research Fellows. Each with their own experiences with the urban heat island effect across the city; they’re studying the temperature variations amongst the Long Island City and Sunnyside built environments. Check out their bios on our website (link in bio), and stay tuned for more information about their research projects and what they’re finding!

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Looking for a delicious way to support us and our friends @billionoyster? On August 18th @strangeways_bk and @greenpointfish are teaming up to deliver a unique three course dinner (+ oysters* + cocktail + cool commemorative shirt) experience with ticket proceeds donated to us! Enjoy the creative work of both establishments and help us continue to do the important work facilitating and promoting ecological restoration of and public access to Newtown Creek at the same time 🦪❤️🦪Tickets here:resy.com/cities/ny/venues/strangeways-brooklyn/events/a-lovely-seafood-dinner-2022-08-18?date=202...*nothing on the menu has been harvested in or near the creek 😉

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A post-heatwave thank you to everyone who came out to the 6th annual Kingsland Wildflower Festival on Saturday! We managed to stay cool with assists from some awesome sprinklers, cold @greenpoint.beer, and refreshing fresh tamarind and coconut juices (and delicious vegan food) from @healthyasamotha We welcomed over 650 guests to the rooftops and building to connect with local environmental and community groups, view art and dance performances, and learn more about our local ecology by the water. Thanks you to the organizations who brought materials and education to share. Thank you to all of our powerhouse volunteers who came early and stayed late to help us make the festival run day of. And finally, thank you to our @KingslandWildflowers partners that helped plan the festival and ensure that it was a success! @NOoSPHEREArts @BroadwayStages @AliveStructuresPhotos 1, 5, and 6 thanks to @effygrey_photography c/o NOoSPHERE Arts

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Meet our 2022 Urban Heat Island Effect fellowship cohort!

This group of fantastic fellows come to us from Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens. Each with their own experiences in the urban heat island; they’re studying the temperature variations amongst the Long Island City and Sunnyside built environments. We will be hosting their final project presentations at 520 Kingsland Avenue on Friday, August 26th from […]

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Join NCA’s first Summer UHI Fellowship cohort!

For the next three summers NCA will be hosting a six week, full time, paid research fellowship for New Yorkers aged 18-29. Fellows will learn the role of scientific inquiry and longitudinal studies in environmental policy development, practice fieldwork and data collection, and contribute to improved knowledge of local environmental justice issues all within the […]

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NYC Civic Corps Position at NCA

NYC Civic Corps, an AmeriCorps program launched in 2009 by NYC Service, recruits and places AmeriCorps members to serve full-time from September 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023 at select nonprofit organizations. NYC Civic Corps members build, develop, and grow volunteer programs by recruiting, managing, and engaging volunteers to address impact areas that are priorities […]

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