BIRDING AND INTERTIDAL ZONE CANOE TOUR May 26
Break out the binoculars! Did you know that there are nooks and crannies on Newtown Creek that harbor wildlife? Did you know that creeping along in a canoe is the best way to view the intertidal zone and view a heron unruffled? This tour will be led by certified trip leaders from North Brooklyn Boat Club, in intimate groups of about ten paddlers.
All tours depart from and return to The North Brooklyn Boat Club at 49 Ash Street in Greenpoint. Your ticket price includes insurance, certified guides and all equipment! CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!
EPA convenes Superfund Community Advisory Group
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced an agreement with Phelps Dodge, Texaco, BP, National Grid, ExxonMobil, and the City of New York to begin the first phase of the Superfund cleanup of Newtown Creek. The agreement includes an investigation of the contamination in Newtown Creek and a study that will outline options to clean up the contamination. In the parlance of Superfund this is known as the RI/FS or Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study. Stay informed on this epic process through the Community Advisory Group. Check out their website here.
Creek Speak is an oral history project that uses online interactive maps to present the stories of people and places near Newtown Creek. To listen to peoples stories or read about some of the places they mention visit the Creek Speak project page and click on a marker.
The Creek Speak Project is not intended to prove causality between the environmental burdens in Newtown Creek neighborhoods and public health concerns. Rather, its purpose is to highlight and document the experiential knowledge of individuals who are inside narrators of day-to-day life in these communities. People who have a first-hand understanding of their neighborhood – who everyday use their eyes, ears, and noses – can provide essential contextual information that would otherwise be ignored or lost.
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