Newtown Creek Alliance is pleased to announce an environmental benefit project that will expand restoration and access at the ‘Plank Road’ site in Maspeth (58th road at Newtown Creek). Building on work conducted in 2013 and 2014 (funded via the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary Program and NEIWPCC), we will oversee work at the street end site that includes the removal of invasive plant species, landscaping of paths, planting native salt marsh plants species, shoreline debris removal and building bird habitat structures. This environmental benefit project was facilitated by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Work at the site will run from Spring 2015 into Summer 2016, with a number of volunteer days to help clean, clear and plant sections of the site. Stay posted for such dates and more information about the project by subscribing to our newsletter and following us on social media!