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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Superfund after 10 years

10 years ago today (September 28th) Newtown Creek was designated a federal Superfund site. Dozens of responsible parties identified; thousands of pages of reports written and re-written; millions of data points collected; hundreds of hours of community meetings; and untold millions of dollars spent to date. But where are we after a decade? The EPA […]

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Help Plant a Pollinator Meadow in LIC

UPDATE: Much thanks to all the volunteers and local neighbors who rolled up their sleeves, our guiding and essential partners at Hunters Point Parks Conservancy, the local schools who will utilize this meadow as a learning tool, the Queens NYC DOT for all their effort to make this possible (and legal), and the extra generous […]

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Urban Ecology Students Showcase

After a full school year of immersion with the Newtown Creek Urban Ecology Curriculum, our partner schools in Long Island City have put together a showcase of their students work with personal reflections, observations and drawings. Check out each of the showcase websites here:       Funding for our Urban Ecology Education in Long […]

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In Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

The Newtown Creek Alliance stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, and against systemic racism and police brutality. We stand with protesters to demand change for our communities and seek to raise up Black voices calling for justice. The Newtown Creek Alliance has always aimed to address the environmental devastation and the resulting […]

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