The Newtown Creek Alliance is a community-based organization dedicated to restoring, revealing and revitalizing Newtown Creek.

Newtown Creek Vision Plan

Newtown Creek Vision Plan

In 2018, NCA, Riverkeeper and Perkins+Will launched the Newtown Creek Vision plan, a 150 page report chronicling priority issues and 85 proposed projects to address Remediation, Restoration, Recreation and Resilience. The report builds upon decades of planning and visioning efforts by numerous community members and organizations; framing ideas in the wake of upcoming Superfund remediation and Clean Water improvements. Read the full plan here.

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Newtown Creek Water Quality

Newtown Creek Water Quality

NCA, in partnership with the Environmental Science program at LaGuardia Community College, conducts an extensive water quality testing program on Newtown Creek. Check out our project booklet with info about water quality issues, our findings and how you can help improve conditions.

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Tomorrow, Join NCA’s Directory of Advocacy and Education Lisa Bloodgood for a live video with Queens Public LibrarySpring Flowers Among the TowersDate: April 10 at 2pmWatch at:youtu.be/4_ZSjYtF4i0Description: Every inch of space is home to someone and the medians along 48th Ave in LIC are now home to a great diversity of flowering plants and the pollinators that rely on them. Join Newtown Creek Alliance as they walk you through the new meadows as the plants come alive after the long winter. They will share insight on what planted, what pollinators they may support, and how New Yorkers can help habitats like this one thrive. These programs are made possible by the Newtown Creek Environmental Benefit Fund, administered by City Parks Foundation and funded by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

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Iena Cruz’s High Tide Mural at Hunters Point Campus

With support from the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute, NCA partnered with Greenpoint Innovations to create a community art installation in Long Island City to illustrate what our waterway once looked like as a healthy, productive and thriving tributary; call attention to the ecological loss suffered by environmental damage; and highlight what could return […]

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Petition: Create Public Access at Vernon Blvd Shoreline

The NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) and Economic Development Corporation (EDC) are currently pursuing plans to reconstruct the Vernon Blvd Street End at Newtown Creek. In the past 20 years, numerous community driven plans for this location have been developed in an effort to reconnect Long Island City to their waterfront (see renderings above). While […]

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Say No to National Grid Air Permit and Expansion

UPDATE (March 10th): Due to significant public interest and sign up The NYS DEC will be holding multiple public hearings in March. Join NCA and our allies in speaking up about this unwarranted expansion. Get background here and join below. To join the virtual hearings visit: Webex.com and enter the appropriate info below Wednesday March […]

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Support the Dutch Kills Loop

UPDATE (December 12th): Thank you to everyone who contributed to the campaign. With nearly 70 individual supporters we raised over $17,200 total to support the project. To get more involved with the planning of the project, please reach out to us: dutchkillsloop @ newtowncreekalliance.org ————– NCA is pleased to announce a matching fund campaign to […]

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