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

Facebook News

This will be the third summer in #newtowncreek for our beloved #livingdock - We are happy to see the #spartina grasses coming back and the dock has been successful is attracting #ribbedmussels - which is awesome. Less exciting is the constant presence of styrofoam materials that float in and hang out inside the habitat units-clogging up the grasses and posing threat to wildlife hanging out below the surface.

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CSO outfall BB-026 at the head of #dutchkills was in effect today during our #waterquality patrol. Sewage; plastic bags; petroleum and more!

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Thanks to @environmentallagcc for joining us to clean up some shoreline debris and do some birdwatching in #dutchkills

@laguardiacc remains one our most active partners with students and staff dedicated to improving their local environment along #newtowncreek @ Sparks Deli ... See MoreSee Less

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The #greenpointoilspill plume as mapped in 2008, 2011 and 2016. Encouraging to see the results of a well regulated cleanup coming to fruition following the many years of community and legal action.

@nysdec @riverkeeper @govcuomo @ McGolrick Park ... See MoreSee Less

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