Improving water quality is key to the revitalization of Newtown Creek. Through our water quality monitoring programs, in conjunction with the Environmental Science department at LaGuardia Community College, we track parameters like bacteria and oxygen levels at various Creek locations, while also analyzing factors like rainfall and temperature to understand where water quality varies and why.
In 2018, 2017 and 2016 we completed 26 weeks of intensive sampling and produced a project booklet (seen above) that summarizes a number of key findings from the sampling program, as well as information about what impairs water quality and how community members can help improve conditions.
Our water quality sampling program is made possible with generous support from the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund and the Office of the New York State Attorney General and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Additional support from the Hudson River Foundation was used for our 2017 booklet.
Check out the CUNY video below for some background info on our partnership with LaGuardia Community College: