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

2016 Water Quality Booklet

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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2016 Water Quality Booklet

2016 Water Quality Booklet

In 2016, NCA, in partnership with the Environmental Science program at LaGuardia Community College, conducted 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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Facebook News

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Checking out some local creek marine critters at the Kingsland Wildflowers festival. Food, music and more, going on until 4pm today.

520 Kingsland Avenue ... See MoreSee Less

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Great day for a field trip to the #naturewalk with natural sciences faculty from @laguardiacc

#sludgeboat #skyline #springtide #goldenrod ... See MoreSee Less

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Come see us over at @kingslandwildflowers this weekend!

Friday Field Day
Friday 4 to 7pm

Wildflower Festival
Saturday 12 to 4pm
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Just a few hours away; happy hour with @riverkeeper at @jacksons_lic. Come talk about visions for a cleaner, greener and meaner Newtown Creek.

5 to 7pm
Jacksons Eatery
10-37 Jackson Ave in LIC ... See MoreSee Less

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This scene today captures a number of serious issues in #englishkills :
Broken valves on the aeration system (problem 1) cause disruption to surface waters and push around
floatable debris (problem 2) so that it collects on the wrong side of a containment boom which was put in place to collect oil leaking from the adjacent property (problem 3) which in turn has now acts as an artificial trash island which this black duck uses as refuge because the bulkheaded shores provide little habitat to stand near the waters edge (problem 4).

We continue to look to city, state and federal agencies to work together on solving issues that are truly interrelated on our waterway.

@nycwater @epa @nysdec @ Newtown Creek ... See MoreSee Less

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