The NYC Dept. of Environmental Protection is hosting an annual city wide meeting about the Long Term Control Process (LTCP). The DEP is currently in the middle of updating the LTCPs across the city for specific waterbodies, including Newtown Creek. Basically, these will layout plan for water quality improvements across the next 10 to 20 years and should do a tremendous amount to lessen combined sewer overflow and violations of the Clean Water Act. It is critical that local communities get involved in the LTCPs and demand improved water quality.
This meeting will provide background on the process and what the plans for other waterbodies are thus far; a great way to prep for the Newtown Creek LTCP beginning next year.
January 12th, 6 to 8pm
LaGuardia Community College, Building E31-10 Thomson Avenue
Long Island City, N.Y. 11101
Our friends at the S.W.I.M. Coalition have been following the LTCP process and have some great resources for citizens to learn from, including this beautiful fact sheet.