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


Call for volunteers and save the date for the 6th annual Kingsland Wildflowers Festival!On July 23rd from 4-8pm the building, rooftops, and parking lot at 520 Kingsland Avenue will be bustling with a variety of all-age activities including: music and dance performances curated by NOoSPHERE Arts, opportunities to learn about native birds, insects, and plants, a native plant sale, free food and so much fun! Stay tuned for the full program announcement coming soon. In the meantime, we’re looking for volunteers to help us put together this free community festival! Volunteer opportunities range from 12-9pm (day of) broken up into five shifts ranging from 1-2 hours and requiring different degrees of mobility and/or lifting (some fully seated options available). If you'd like to support our efforts to put together this event, please reserve a volunteer ticket (link in bio) and we will follow up with additional details.Looking forward to a beautiful festival with you all soon 🌼

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Thanks to all the volunteers who came to lend a hand, break a sweat, and get a little dirty during Saturday’s cleanup of 29th street in #longislandcity - including @cmjuliewon and Blissville Civic Association.The bulkhead continues to erode, the street is always filled with water (which we temporarily drained) due a leak up the block, and on-going dumping remains a regular occurrence. Numerous agencies have let these conditions deteriorate, while local advocates and stakeholders remain fenced off from the waterway and forced to navigate unsafe street conditions. More organizing and planning is in the works- we look forward to working with all parties to finally get real improvements implemented.Major thanks also to @nycsanitation for stopping by the cleanup to lend support and disposal services.For more background on 29th street follow @dutchkillsloop

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Call for applicants to join NCA's first Summer UHI Fellowship cohort! This full-time paid research and educational program is intended for young adults with an interest in improving the health and well-being of their communities, and curiosity about green infrastructure and its role in mitigating the effects of the urban heat island effect.Anyone 18-29 years old may apply to the fellowship. Our ideal candidates have an interest in or relationship to Newtown Creek and the surrounding neighborhoods and have not completed or started a bachelor's degree. Selected fellows are expected to be able to commit to full-time hours from mid-July through the end of August.Link to the full announcement and application in our linktree in bio ☀️🌆

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Newtown Creek Alliance

Today we had our 1,000 student for 2022!! We are excited to continue to offer summer programs for local schools, summer camps, and the general public! ☀️

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Maria Hernandez Park we’re coming for you! Saturday June 18th from 10-1pm we’ll be partnering with @clean_bushwick_initiative and @nycwater to take care of the rain gardens around the park, and learn about the important role they (and other green infrastructure initiatives) play in reducing CSO pollution to our waterbodies. Link in bio 🌿

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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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Newtown Creek Tours with Bike NY

NCA is pleased to partner with Bike NY on a series of bicycle tours around the Newtown Creek watershed. Bike NY will help outfit participants with bicycles and safety equipment and NCA will help guide the tour to various points of interest to see and discuss various local environmental issues and opportunities on and near […]

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Recovered Landscapes: Newtown Creek

NCA is proud to partner with Queens based painter John Kitses on his Recovered Landscapes: Newtown Creek project. The project includes a number of large and small scale watercolor paintings, as well as ink-jet reproductions, created to raise awareness of the revival of Newtown Creek and appreciation of its beauty. The project will culminate with […]

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NCA Assumes Management of Kingsland Wildflowers

In 2016, NYC Audubon, Broadway Stages, Alive Structures and Newtown Creek Alliance partnered together to create the Kingsland Wildflowers at Broadway Stages green roof and community space. The project was conceived to expand native habitat and green corridors for bird and wildlife populations, while providing educational programming to the local Greenpoint community focusing on sustainable conservation practices […]

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