Water Quality Sampling
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 2016 and 2017 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.
Funding for our 2017 booklet was provided by the Hudson River Foundation. Our 2016 Newtown Creek SAMPLES project was funded by the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund and the Office of the New York State Attorney General and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Check out the CUNY video below for some background info on our partnership with LaGuardia Community College: