On September 15th we have your whole day planned. Just let NCA be your guide!
Stop 1: GARBAGE: International Coastal Cleanup on Newtown Creek with IEC
Stop 2: BOATS: Newtown Creek Armada Open Hours
Stop 3: BIRDS: Birdwatching Canoe Trip with NCA&NBBC
GARBAGE: International Coastal Cleanup on Newtown Creek
Participation led by Interstate Environmental Commission
Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10am to 1pm
Meet up at 10am sharp at Vernon Blvd Street End – http://goo.gl/maps/6RCj7
Follow the cleanup group as they rove the coast via their Google tracking tool on the IEC website.
Questions about this activity? Contact Caitlyn Nichols at firstname.lastname@example.org
Newtown Creek Alliance and our partner organizations are participating in the Ocean Conservancy’s 2012 International Coastal Cleanup. In the past, global participants have picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, and even the proverbial kitchen sink. Participants not only pick up trash that endangers the health of waterways, they count every item as well. The resulting item-by-item, location-by-location Ocean Trash Index provides an invaluable snapshot of just what’s out there, and helps inform lasting solutions…WHAT WILL WE FIND ON NEWTOWN CREEK?
BOATS: Newtown Creek Armada Open Hours
Saturday, Sept. 15 from 1pm – 4pm
Newtown Creek Nature Walk – http://goo.gl/maps/GmaBO
The Newtown Creek Armada is an art installation that invites the public to explore the past, present and future of a contaminated New York City waterway. Visitors to The Armada will pilot a fleet of artist-made, miniature, remote-controlled boats along the surface of the Newtown Creek while documenting the hidden world of its waters using waterproof cameras and microphones.
The Newtown Creek Armada will be open 1-4pm, weather permitting. In case of rain, check the Armada website for an update – http://newtowncreekarmada.org/
BIRDS: Birdwatching Canoe Trip with NBBC
Participation led by North Brooklyn Boat Club
Saturday, Sept. 15 from 2:30 – 5:30
Broadway Stages Boatyard
49 Ash Street @ McGuinness Blvd, Brooklyn, NY – http://goo.gl/maps/2stmt
Look for the chain-linked gates with a small yellow sign inside.
Space is limited: RSVP to kzidar@newtowncreekalliance.
Newtown Creek has its fair share of un-sung heroes…tug boat captains maneuvering barges piled high, sewer plant operators and garbage handlers doing the invisible work of processing mountains of waste each day… come out with us to explore the un-sung heroes of Newtown Creek’s WILDLIFE. Each day, spindly-legged egrets and herons work the exposed, fetid sediment mounds in the upper tributaries looking for a hot lunch, and ever-stylish cormorants display their wings as they air-dry on the floating booms that corral waste oil and trash.
Join NCA and experienced canoe operators from North Brooklyn Boat Club as we creep up the creek to cheer on our fine-feathered friends.