Category Archives: Wildlife

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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Wetland Frames Installed in Blissville

In close partnership with LaGuardia Community College, we have completed an installation of 20 wetland frames at the Waste Management Review Ave Facility in Blissville, Queens. Under the guidance of Professor Sarah Durand, LaGuardia Community College/CUNY students, and NCA staff worked to install and plant these suspended aluminum frames with spartina alterniflora – a native […]

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Newtown Creek Social Media Stickers

In early 2023, NCA was approached by local artist Wyatt Bertz, who was interested in using his technical and artistic skills to engage folks with the current state, remediation needs, and restoration opportunities of the Creek. The end product is a series of digital animations (stickers and clips) that playfully portray local wildlife, industrial uses, […]

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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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