Long Term Control Plan Kick-off Meeting

Please join the NYC Dept. of Environmental Protection for the kick-off meeting for the Newtown Creek Long Term Control Plan (LTCP).

In short, the LTCP is designed to address Combined Sewer Overflow and bring Newtown Creek into compliance with Clean Water Act standards. The process calls for community feedback and participation, so it is very important for stewards of the Creek to attend meetings, ask questions and submit comments during the process.

Tuesday November 15th
Newtown Creek Treatment Plant Visitor Center
329 Greenpoint Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222
see map here

Our partners at the S.W.I.M Coalition have put together a wonderful intro book about the LTCP process, check it out here.

Click here for official Newtown Creek LTCP webpage.

Superfund Meeting October 20th

Please join us for our next Superfund Community Advisory Group (CAG meeting. The EPA will be presenting an update. After the presentation, Judith Enck, our EPA Regional Administrator will be present for an open discussion with the community.


Thursday, October 20, 2016

6:30 to 9 PM

Community Room at McCarren Play Center
776 Lorimer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222
map here

Nearest subway stops:
L Train: Bedford Avenue
G Train: Nassau Avenue

The meetings are open to the public and provide opportunity to learn about the latest developments with the Superfund investigation and cleanup of Newtown Creek.

Water Quality Boat Trips


Join the Newtown Creek Alliance (NCA) and the North Brooklyn Boat Club for a special series of on-water tours to examine and discuss current water quality trends for Newtown Creek. NCA is soon to complete an intensive 6 month water sampling program in conjunction with LaGuardia Community College. We have been collected data on water quality health for parameters like bacteria, oxygen, and nutrients – all factors that vary in different locations in Newtown Creek as well as factors like temperature and rainfall.

Following an on-land introduction and presentation on water quality issues, the group will take to the Creek with the North Brooklyn Boat Club and paddle to particular areas of interest and conduct live testing.

The event will also help inform local residents about greater water quality themes within NYC and how we can help improve the environmental conditions for ourselves and generations to follow. These events are made possible with funding provided by the New York State Office of the Attorney General and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation through the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund.

Dates and times: 
September 18th, CANCELLED (thunderstorms)
September 25th, 11 am to 2pm, Register Here.
October 2nd,  4 to 7pm, Register Here.
October 15th, 3 to 5:30pm, Register Here.*
*Follows GCEF open house event (11 to 3pm at North Brooklyn Boat Club).

Note about boating:
The tour will utilize the North Brooklyn Boat Club’s two 25 foot canoes. No paddling experience is required to join, but we must ask that participants be prepared for physical activity over the course of a few hours outside. We do not anticipate severe contact with the water and a number of safety precautions will be followed to help prevent risk. The trip will be led by highly experienced and trained canoe guides, as per NBBC policy. There are a limited amount of seats available on the canoes, so please only reserve a spot if you are committed to attending. If only interested in attending the on-land presentation please do not reserve a spot. Trips may be canceled or rescheduled depending on weather conditions.

Please email NCA program manager Willis Elkins with any questions of concerns:
welkins at newtowncreekalliance.org

September 24th: Kingsland Wildflower Festival

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The September 24th Kingsland Wildflower Festival will celebrate the opening of the first 10,000 square feet of green roof top at 520 Kingsland Ave. The public will be able to explore three roofs that have been planted with a combination of native grasses and wild flowers while enjoying panoramic views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Newtown Creek.

The event will also offer the chance for visitors to engage with partner organizations working on green infrastructure and environmental sustainability programs in North Brooklyn. There will be food, beer and music as well as activities and learning opportunities for children and families.

520 Kingsland Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11222
11am to 3pm

Roof tours, wildlife experts, plant experts, music, food, drink, activities for children and families. Contact Project Coordinator: Jake McIntosh @ mcintosh.jdp@gmail.com fore more details or visit: kingslandwildflowers.com