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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Facebook News

Facebook News

18 hours ago

Newtown Creek Alliance

A short film showcasing the numerous benefits of Green Roofs. Filmed in NYC on Kingsland Wildflowers at Broadway Stages. Video by 7cinema. Funding generously provided by the Green Roof Researchers Alliance through a grant from The New York Community Trust. To learn more visit: greenroofsnyc.com

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1 week ago

Newtown Creek Alliance

🥶 🌊🧊While most of the #NewtownCreek is still free flowing at the surface; many of the upper tributaries are currently frozen over. Here are a few photos from today along the Queens shoreline from places like East Branch; Maspeth Creek, and Dutch Kills. Will be interesting to see how this changes in the next 24 hours with forecasted rain and resulting #combinedseweroverflow

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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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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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