Category Archives: Access

2023 Year in Review

For all of our volunteers, supporters, and partners, here is a quick look back at some of the highlights and accomplishments from 2023: Expanding the NCA TeamWe hired three new staff members (Krista, Gus, and Musa) in the spring allowing us to expand out operations, public and horticulture events, and educational programming. And we are […]

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Speak Out for Clean Water Standards

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is currently proposing changes to water quality standards in NY Harbor that will significantly limit the City’s ability to reach the Clean Water Act goals of fishable and swimmable waters. For most of the Harbor (East River, Hudson River, and parts of Jamaica Bay) the new […]

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USACE HATS Storm Surge Plan

In October 2022 the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released the Harbor and Tributary Study (HATS), a report that proposes a plan with aims to protect the NY-NJ Harbor from coastal storm risks. The $52 billion plan proposes a number of land-based and storm-surge barriers, including at the mouth of Newtown Creek. NCA joined […]

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2022 Recap!

2022 was a benchmark year for NCA: we celebrated our 20th anniversary as an organization and made huge strides by expanding our educational and volunteer programming in scope and participation, and growing our full-time staff! We are so grateful to all our volunteers, community partners, supporters, donors and friends for making everything we do possible. […]

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