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


Another round of air sampling with @nyulangone - this time back at @underthek in Greenpoint.This is our fourth round of sampling as part of a year long project to better understand various chemical compounds present in the air column along the Industrial Zones of Newtown Creek- specifically VOCs, particulates, PAHs, and metals.Very grateful to NYU Center for Investigation of Environmental Hazards for the partnership. Stay posted for updates as the project concludes this summer.#airquality #airpollution

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Next Newtown Creek Superfund Community Advisory Group meeting this WEDNESDAY from 6:30-8:30pm on zoom! See the full agenda and register here:newtowncreekcag.org/2022/05/13/virtual-newtown-creek-cag-meeting-wednesday-may-18-2022-agenda-lin...Everyone is welcome, please consider joining if you’d like to learn more about what’s happening with the superfund cleanup process. At this meeting we’ll hear from DEP, Army Corps of Engineers, DEC, and other key stakeholders.

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Scenes from today’s walking tour around the upper reaches of Newtown Creek. Themes/topics included lack of access; combined sewage overflow; underground streams; oil seeps; the benefits of green infrastructure; crumbling bridges and bulkheads; the resilience of killifish and cormorants; and lots of looking through fences at a public waterway. Save the date for our next E Williamsburg based event- June 4th!#bushwick #ridgewood #englishkills #newtowncreek

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Join us this Sunday for a free walking tour around the head-end of the Creek! Bushwick, East Williamsburg, Fresh Pond, Ridgewood, and Maspeth come on out 😊@jengutierreznyc @davilaforassembly @senatorjuliasalazar @bk_rot @friendsofcooperpark_ @samyforbrooklyn @bushwickayudamutua @nbkparks @elpuentebushwick @mhdogrunpack @clean_bushwick_initiative

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CALL FOR WATER SAMPLING VOLUNTEERS:We need at least 5 folks who want to give their Thursday mornings (May-Sept) to take water samples and drop them off at a lab in Williamsburg. Sampling locations are at: English Kills, the Grand St Bridge, Apollo Street-end, Dutch Kills, and the Pulaski Bridge at McGuinness (swipe for pin drops). Link to the announcement, and the volunteer interest form, in bio 💧🐟

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2020 Events at Kingsland Wildflowers!

Join Newtown Creek Alliance for a series of open hours and hands-on gardening events to experience, enjoy and help keep the meadows of  Kingsland Wildflowers at Broadway Stages healthy, lush and ecologically productive. Located in the heart of industrial Greenpoint, with striking views of the Wastewater Treatment Plant, Newtown Creek and the Manhattan and Long […]

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Tell EPA We Need Action on CSO Reduction (Feb 28th Deadline)

The ‘OU-2 Proposed Plan’ is the first major decision the EPA is undertaking in the Superfund cleanup of Newtown Creek since the waterbody’s designation in 2010. The plan is specifically focussed on the impacts of chemicals discharged annually to the Creek via Combined Sewer Overflows (CSO). While the plan is rather complicated in the use […]

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2019: End of Year Review

2019 has been another pivotal year for NCA and the continued revitalization of Newtown Creek. We expanded our STEM Urban Ecology Curriculum program; assumed management of the Kingsland Wildflowers green roof and community space; developed a community driven plan for the Gateway to Greenpoint site; and planted native wildflower meadows in Greenpoint – all the while continuing our regular water quality sampling program; street end cleanups […]

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Tidal Toast 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended, sponsored, donated, and volunteered for the 2019 Tidal Toast: NCA’s annual fundraising benefit hosted by Broadway Stages. Funds raised at the event go directly towards NCA’s ongoing work to Restore, Reveal and Revitalize Newtown Creek. See photos from Alison Lee Photography on our flickr page here. 2019 Honorees:    Jim […]

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