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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Planting more wetland frames with our partners at @laguardiacc and @outsidenewyork. These planters help turn vertical shorelines into viable habitat for salt marsh grasses. An ongoing learning process of how to reintroduce natural function into our canalized waterway.

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Thanks to everyone who came out to help with cleanup and planting at Penny Bridge today! This lookout is looking good.

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Thanks to everyone who came out to help cleanup and planting at Penny Bridge today! This lookout is looking good. ... See MoreSee Less

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Help us plant native grasses and shrubs as part our volunteer workday here at Penny Bridge!

Saturday June 24th
12 to 4pm
Very end of Meeker in Greenpoint (use address 1000 Meeker Ave).

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Another busy day out on #newtowncreek taking water samples. This sample from the turning basin was in the middle of a large algal bloom; driven by high temps and recent cso events. You can notice the brown discoloration in the sample bottle itself.

Thanks to our partners at @environmentallagcc for processing these for bacteria and nutrients- check our website for recent results!

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