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How’s the Water? How’s Newtown Creek?

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March 5, 2012: 7:30PM to 9:30PM
Brooklyn Brewery, 79 North 11th Street, NY map

Come find out at the Brooklyn Brewery, where a bartender will be on duty!

Join Riverkeeper and the Newtown Creek Alliance for a presentation on water quality in the Hudson River Estuary and its tributaries, focusing on the waters around Manhattan Island and in Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal and Newtown Creek.

For six years, Riverkeeper’s Patrol Boat and its scientific partners have been testing our waterways for sewage contamination and reporting the findings to the public. Riverkeeper will present findings from our Water Quality Testing Program, and discuss opportunities to improve public notification of sewage discharges and continue making our waterways safer for swimming, fishing and boating.

Learn about Riverkeeper’s Citizen Monitoring Program and its New York State bill that will require public notification of unsafe water quality conditions across the state.

Kate Zidar, Executive Director of the Newtown Creek Alliance, will join us for an overview of cleanup efforts currently underway. The NCA is a community-based organization with the mission to restore, reveal and revitalize Newtown Creek.

Come out, get informed, and join the growing army of advocates fighting for clean waterways!

Questions and discussion will follow the presentation.
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