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


NCA is expanding! We are excited to announce three new job openings:Office Administrator and Grants Managerwww.newtowncreekalliance.org/job-opening-office-administrator-grants-manager-full-time/Seasonal Environmental Educatorwww.newtowncreekalliance.org/job-opening-seasonal-environmental-educator/Seasonal Greenspace Stewardwww.newtowncreekalliance.org/job-opening-seasonal-greenspace-steward-part-time/Come work with us!

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On Friday, we lost one of the community’s greatest environmental leaders, Irene Klementowicz. Irene was a tenacious fighter who challenged polluting companies and city, state, and federal agencies in bringing substantial environmental improvements to Greenpoint and the Newtown Creek. Irene played a critical role in the shut down of the Greenpoint Incinerator (1994), bringing large-scale attention to the Greenpoint Oil Spill, and pushing for the multi-billion dollar upgrade of the Newtown Creek Water Pollution Control Plant. A founding member of the Concerned Citizens of Greenpoint and Newtown Creek Monitoring Committee, amongst many other neighborhood affiliations, she was recognized by numerous entities for her unparalleled leadership and tenacity. Irene was witty, smart and spoke truth to power, inspiring generations of environmental advocates in Greenpoint over multiple decades. Irene is survived not just by her daughters, son and grandchildren - but a legacy of environmental improvements that we all benefit from today. Rest in Peace, Irene. 🇵🇱 1929 - 2023----photos: Mitch Waxman

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Newtown Creek Alliance

Reminder: Meeker Ave Plume Meeting Tomorrow at Greenpoint LibraryEPA will be giving overview about this newly designated Superfund site. We strongly encourage resident, workers, and property owners from the plume area to attend to ask questions and learn more about this very real health threat.bit.ly/3ka4iYeSession 1: 4:30 to 6pmSession 2: 6 to 7:30pm

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🚨 Wildlife Alert 🚨 2 Common Dolphins spotted in Whale Creek Tributary!Yesterday we got an email from a pedestrian who spotted two dolphins near the Grand Street bridge, about an hour later an instagram message from a visitor at the Newtown Creek Nature Walk with video of two dolphins swimming through Whale Creek.*Sightings like this are just another reminder of the need to rid Newtown Creek of historical toxins, oil seeps, sewage overflow, and floatable debris.Many thanks to Jesse P for the email and @paced_adventure for sharing these amazing videos!Keep an eye out for these amazing visitors around the area and remember that they are protected marine mammals (don’t attempt to feed or touch them). #newtowncreek #nycwildlife #dolphins #superfundNYC Water NYS Department of Environmental Conservation U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Riverkeeper *Whale Creek was unfortunately not named after the prescence of marine mammals, but the processing of Whale Oil that took place here in the mid 1800s.

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Citizen Cartography Workshop: Stretching Newtown Creek

On 10/29 the New York Public Library hosted a mapping workshop focused on Newtown Creek.  No technical expertise or previous experience with maps was needed.  Participants learned how to use a mapping platform developed by NYPL that allows users to stretch historical maps over contemporary maps and trace maps into downloadable/feedable datasets.  The maps generated […]

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EPA Confirms Newtown Creek Superfund Designation

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it will use the resources, oversight, and enforcement power of the Federal Superfund Program to clean Newtown Creek in a comprehensive and coordinated manner – complementing efforts initiated by the Newtown Creek Alliance.  NCA supports the EPA Superfund cleanup and expects that throughout the planning and remediation process […]

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New Website

Thanks to Bernard Ente, Mai Armstrong, Mitch Waxman and Michael Heimbinder for helping build the new Newtown Creek Alliance website. Have a look around and let us know what you think.

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