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 a coalition of local waterway based organizations in a working Urban Tributary Group to submit join comments to the USACE. Click here to read our full comments.
We encourage community members concerned with the the health and wellbeing of Newtown Creek and it’s surrounding communities to join NCA in submitting comments to the USACE. The public comment period extends through March 31, 2023.
The public is invited to submit comments by mail to:
NYNJHAT Study Team, Planning Division
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
26 Federal Plaza, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10279-0090
or by e-mail to: NYNJHarbor.TribStudy@usace.army.mil
Please include the project title and the commenter’s contact information with submitted comments.
Urban Tributaries Working Group Letter
Newtown Creek Community Advisory Group Letter
Riverkeeper Information and Presentation
NCA Initial HATS Comments (November 2022)
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