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The Newtown Creek Alliance is a community-based organization dedicated to restoring, revealing and revitalizing Newtown Creek.

Newtown Creek Water Quality

Newtown Creek Vision Plan

Over the past year, NCA worked closely with our partners at Riverkeeper and Perkins+Will to create 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. We look forward to continuing these planning conversations with local residents, businesses, agencies and elected officials.

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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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Select scenes from rainy morning water sampling:

1. Great Blue Heron near the Turning Basin
2. Lots of nasty stuff floating in the Creek after heavy rains last night
3. Aeration system remains broken near the Metropolitan ave bridge
4. Salt marsh grasses on the English Kills #livingdock getting taller every week
5. Calm waters near TNT Scrap
6. Bulkhead work progressing at the Pratt Oil site in Blissville
7. Great Egret fishing in the Dutch Kills marsh

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Still spots available for the Infrastructure Walking Tour with Mitch Waxman- tonight at 7pm.

Get tickets (link in bio):
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1 week ago

Newtown Creek Alliance

Good news for Newtown Creek. The shoreline at the Pratt Oil Works site in #Blissville is finally being rebuilt. The new sheet pile bulkhead will keep oil from seeping into the waterway. This issue was first noticed by @riverkeeper and NCA about a decade ago with the spill getting significantly worse in the past 2 years (the first photo is from just a few weeks ago). There will still need to be ongoing upland remediation of the petroleum but if all goes according to plan the seepage into #newtowncreek will end.

We look forward to working with @nysdec and the responsible parties to continually monitor this site once construction is complete.

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1 week ago

Newtown Creek Alliance

Construction for phase 3 of the #newtowncreeknaturewalk is underway! We can’t wait until this final section is complete and connects Kingsland Avenue to the existing Nature Walk and Paidge Ave entrance. Expected completion is early 2021.

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Our #englishkills #livingdock looking good in the summer sun! The #spartina grasses came back strong after winter dormancy, and their submerged roots are now soaking up nutrients from these highly polluted waters. Shoutout to @lushcharitypot for funding the construction of this much needed ecological intervention and @wastemanagement for hosting the dock!

In the coming weeks we will be conducting monitoring here and comparing with the wildlife observed at our initial Living Dock in Greenpoint (where water quality is much better). Stay posted as we share our observations!

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