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 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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Facebook News

Facebook News

10 hours ago

Newtown Creek Alliance

Thank you all for making it out to the 5th Annual Kingsland Wildflowers Festival! Here are some photo highlights of the spectacular day.We welcomed over 700 guests on this blissful summer evening with picture perfect weather. We want to send a huge thank you to all the co-production partners and stewards of @kingslandwildflowers who made this event a success:@NOoSPHEREArts@broadwaystages@alivestructuresThank you to all the organizations who tabled & provided educational and fun kids activities! Everyone’s collaboration and dedication to environmental sustainability and artistic programs continue to bring mutual value to our community....#nyc #brooklyn #greenpoint #kingslandwildflowers #arts #visualarts #performanceart #urbanecology #greenroofs

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2 weeks ago

Newtown Creek Alliance

Yesterday, July 21st, @bronx_river, @gowanuscanalconservancy, @the_hope_program, and Newtown Creek Alliance were joined by representatives of the @nycwater, elected officials (@_juliasalazar, @brad.lander, @emilyassembly), and candidates for NYC Council (@shahanafrombk @jengutierreznyc & @lincolnforcouncil) to kick-off a brand new citywide partnership directed at providing community-based support for NYC’s green infrastructure maintenance program. Through this partnership, the collaborating organizations aim to re-evaluate the City’s approach to maintenance of this critical infrastructure, build long-term capacity for local GI management, provide green-collar jobs & training for low-income New Yorkers, and catalyze a network of community groups & residents working towards cleaner waterways and healthier neighborhoods.Read the full press release in the link in our bio....#greeninfrastructure #nyc #brooklyn #environmentaljustice #raingarden #coalitionbuilding #stewardship #resiliency

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3 weeks ago

Newtown Creek Alliance

Photos from the water: Inspecting the various shorelines of the Dutch Kills Tributary. #newtowncreek #dutchkills #superfund #longislandcity #greategret #saltmarsh #combinedseweroverflow

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3 weeks ago

Newtown Creek Alliance

The Annual @kingslandwildflowers Festival is Back!We are excited to be bringing you a summer evening of programming for the 5th Annual Kingsland Wildflowers Festival! Join us and our partners for a variety of arts performances, hands-on activities, educational opportunities, and more on Brooklyn’s premier green roof.Free admission. More info in the link in our bio and follow @kingslandwildflowers for additional announcements.If you'd like to support our efforts to put together this event, please register as a volunteer....#kingslandwildflowers #greenpoint #brooklyn #summerfestival #greenroofs #ecology

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3 weeks ago

Newtown Creek Alliance

Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped us make #CityofWaterDay 2021 a success!Last Saturday, NCA gathered at the end of the Dutch Kills Tributary in Long Island City to clean-up waste and begin creating public access improvements. We engaged community participants in the resilience measures & ecological improvements needed near this branch of Newtown Creek. We then took a tour of the proposed future site of @dutchkillsloop to create awareness about green infrastructure critical to the resiliency of industrial LIC. Special thanks to @smilinghogsheadranch for the native plants and support for the day!We look forward to continuing the progress around this waterway. Follow @dutchkillsloop for updates and highlights from our plan....#newtowncreek #waterways #longislandcity #LIC #greeninfrastructure #resiliency #stewardship #Queens

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In Memory of Matthew Jensen

On May 18th, we lost a much beloved educator and community member Matthew Jensen. Mr. Jensen was a teacher at PS 110 in Greenpoint, an outspoken advocate for social issues and avid lover of nature. Like so many students, parents, and neighbors, NCA had the pleasure of getting to know Mr. Jensen in recent years […]

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NCA is Hiring: Communications Coordinator + Environmental Educator

Newtown Creek Alliance (NCA) is pleased to announce that we are expanding our team and bringing on two part time positions to complement our existing staff. The job descriptions can be found below – the deadline to apply for both positions is April 10th, 2021. Communications Coordinator (Part time)NCA is hiring a part-time communications coordinator […]

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Stewardship Saturday Events w/ NCA

In an effort to maintain a number of wildflower habitats that NCA helps manage we are hosting regular volunteer events from April through October of 2021! These events will be held outdoors at various planted areas around the Creek including: Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roofs; 48th Avenue Median Meadow; Manhattan Avenue Street End Park; and Paidge […]

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