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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NCA historian Mitch Waxman playing lookout at the Brooklyn/Queens border - on the East Branch tributary. The waters here are typically not very pleasing to the eye (or nose) - especially at low tide.

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On this #worldwaterday NCA is pleased to release our 2016 water quality report (link in profile). The booklet documents a number of our key findings in studying water quality conditions on #newtowncreek with our partners at @laguardiacc. We will be presenting on the booklet at a public event in late April; stay posted for details, in the meantime we will post about specific topics we studying in lead up to the event.

www.newtowncreekalliance.org/water-quality-sampling/

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The iconic #digestereggs at the #newtowncreek treatment plant - the largest in the city, receiving waste water from a million residents in manhattan, brooklyn and queens everyday. ... See MoreSee Less

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Time lapse of #tugandbarge heading into #newtowncreek then coming back from the turning basin so it could dock at the BP terminal facing the proper direction. Filmed by @lisabloodgood
at Apollo st and Meeker ave.

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