Greenpoint Bioremediation Project

Bioremediation is the use of plants and microorganisms to restore a healthier soil ecology, and safely break down toxins in surface soil by exploiting the naturally occurring metabolic pathways of microbes. Newtown Creek Alliance’s Greenpoint Bioremediation Project (GBP), in partnership with the newly formed NYC Urban Soils Institute (USI) at Brooklyn College’s Environmental Sciences Analytical Center (ESAC), seeks to increase public knowledge and local practice of popular established bioremediation techniques, including mycoremediation strategies and compost tea amendments. As part of our outreach and education we have run a series of hands-on workshops covering the following topics:

  1. Understanding urban soils
  2. Harnessing beneficial microorganisms with compost tea
  3. Using fungi for mycoremediation 

Stay posted for potential upcoming workshops and our forthcoming series of Citizen’s Guide posters corresponding to each workshop and made available via physical distribution throughout Greenpoint, as well as in online format to reach an even wider audience.

The Greenpoint Bioremediation Project is made possible with generous support from the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund and the Office of the New York State Attorney General and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.