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Newtown Creek VISION Plan

Newtown Creek is a 3.8 mile waterway border between Brooklyn and Queens, and a federally designated Superfund site with a long history of industrial pollution and environmental neglect. Each year, billions of gallons of raw sewage flow into the creek. The creek is identified as a Significant Maritime and Industrial Area’ and lies in close proximity to numerous neighborhoods.

Newtown Creek

Newtown Creek is an EPA Superfund site and will have a Long Term Control Plan (LTCP).

What is a Superfund and what is an LTCP? Under the ongoing EPA Superfund program and NYC’s LTCP there are resources made available to remediate both legacy toxins and ongoing sewage pollution that pose risks to human health and ecological systems of the Creek.

The time for a unifying vision for Newtown Creek is Now.

What will the creek look like in the years to come? Join Riverkeeper and NCA for a visioning session where you can share your thoughts on remediation, restoration, recreation, and resilience, gain vital information about the state of the LTCP and Superfund, and contribute to the vision plan for the creek.

Have an idea for us? Add your feedback, add your vision, here >

Register for our June 03 Newtown Creek Community Visioning Workshop.
All Hands on Deck! Register Here >

Reach out to Riverkeeper’s Chrissy Remein, Project Coordinator for this visioning plan, with any questions, input, or Ideas for the future of Newtown Creek.
Chrissy Remein: cremein@riverkeeper.org

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