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 StoryMaps

Newtown Creek StoryMaps

Explore these interactive educational resources on ArcGIS StoryMaps to learn more about the Creek's ecosystem and NCA’s efforts in environmental remediation, restoration, and revitalization. We have units available on the history and geography of the Creek, regional flora and fauna, Newtown Creek's soil and water health, and the impact of climate change on NYC's coastal communities. Click "read more" to view them all.

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🌼SAVE THE DATE🌼 Come join us for the 8th Annual Kingsland Wildflowers Festival! It is a free family-friendly event with many exciting activities:🪻Explore our rooftop wildflower meadows🎶Experience art installations, performances and live music🐟Learn about native wildlife and ecology, including Newtown Creek💚Engage with participating community and environmental organizations🌼Buy native plant species🍕Enjoy food and drinks with friends and familyKingsland Wildflowers is a 25,000 sqft native pollinator garden nestled in Greenpoint Brooklyn’s industrial business zone. The project partners include: Alive Structures, Broadway Stages, Newtown Creek Alliance, and NOoSPHERE Arts. Interested in Volunteering? We would love your help!Register as a volunteer through Eventbrite and we will send an email with more information about the different volunteer shifts we’ll have available throughout the day.Stay posted for the full schedule of events!Register for the festival at KWFestival2024.eventbrite.com or visit our link in bio🌼#Brooklyn #Greenpoint #SummerFestival #Wildflowers

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📢📢📢Residents of North Brooklyn and Western Queens! Join us next Tuesday (6/18) from 6:30-8:30 PM for the June Community Advisory Group (CAG) meeting to discuss the future of Newtown Creek #superfund Cleanup. We would love to see you in person at the Queens Landing Boathouse in Long Island City, snacks and drinks will be provided. Zoom link is also available! Meeting agenda:1. U.S. EPA will continue to present the possible cleanup scenarios for the East Branch tributary of Newtown Creek in detail.Hope to see you there🐟🐟🐟Learn more about the June Newtown Creek CAG meetings, visit: newtowncreekcag.org (also link in bio)#superfundsite #newtowncreek #superfundcleanup #communityadvisorygoup

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We had a blast at last weekend's Rail Series in Blissville and the train keeps rolling with the next stop this Sunday at the Bushwick Branch! We will meet at the rails on Morgan avenue (between Meserole and Johnson) and join our partners from NY&Atlantic Railway to pick up debris near the English Kills tributary of Newtown Creek. The event is free and a great way to lend a hand in cleaning the Creek! Full details and registration: www.eventbrite.com/e/off-the-rails-bushwick-branch-tickets-908281112257?aff=oddtdtcreator #AllAboard #choochoo #newtowncreek #bushwick #williamsburg #cleanup

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NCA has been examining the history of the 400 Kingsland Avenue property, currently owned by ExxonMobil. The site is likely to go on the market for sale soon, as Exxon seeks to alter their Greenpoint Oil Spill pollution discharge system. Recently NCA obtained the Tidal Wetland Non-Jurisdictional Determination Request document from ExxonMobile to NYSDEC. This document shined light on outstanding questions regarding a former tidal wetland inlet on the 400 Kingsland Avenue site and how it was (legally) filled in, however, questions regarding ownership of the former wetland remain.If the former tidal wetland inlet is not legally part of the 400 Kingsland property, then how can ExxonMobil use the land? How can ExxonMobil potentially sell a former tidal wetland inlet if they don’t own it?Learn more about this matter and read the Tidal Wetland Non-Jurisdictional Determination Request document: www.newtowncreekalliance.org/400kingslandwetland/ #GreenpointOilSpill #Exxon #Superfund #ExxonMobil #NewtownCreek #OilSpill #Brooklyn #Greenpoint

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Hiring: Part Time Environmental Educator

Description Newtown Creek Alliance (NCA) is a community based non-profit with the mission to Reveal, Restore, and Revitalize Newtown Creek, a Superfund waterway that borders Brooklyn and Queens. NCA runs a robust educational program, hosting thousands of NYC students (K-12) each year through in-person field trips covering the following topics: urban ecology, green infrastructure, Newtown […]

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2023 Tidal Toast!

On October 18th, 2023 we honored our wonderful partnership with LaGuardia Community College at the 2023 Tidal Toast benefit. For years the professors, students, and faculty of LaGuardia have been key advocates in fighting for a cleaner, more accessible, and more resilient Newtown Creek. Located just a block from the Dutch Kills tributary, the school has […]

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Wetland Frames Installed in Blissville

In close partnership with LaGuardia Community College, we have completed an installation of 20 wetland frames at the Waste Management Review Ave Facility in Blissville, Queens. Under the guidance of Professor Sarah Durand, LaGuardia Community College/CUNY students, and NCA staff worked to install and plant these suspended aluminum frames with spartina alterniflora – a native […]

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Newtown Creek Social Media Stickers

In early 2023, NCA was approached by local artist Wyatt Bertz, who was interested in using his technical and artistic skills to engage folks with the current state, remediation needs, and restoration opportunities of the Creek. The end product is a series of digital animations (stickers and clips) that playfully portray local wildlife, industrial uses, […]

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