Newtown Creek EBP Progress Meeting Announced

by Heather Van De Mark on

There will be two Newtown Creek Environmental Benefits Progress Meeting on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The meetings will be at 3:30pm and 6:30pm at the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 47-40 21st St., Long Island City, NY 11101 in the 8th floor meeting room.

Click to view the complete flyer (PDF).

A Brief Background on the Newtown Creek Environmental Benefits Project

City Parks Foundation and Hudson River Foundation are the administrators of the roughly $10 million in mitigation funds “related to the related to a New York State lawsuit, surrounding the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant project.” This money is to go towards community environmental benefit projects in the areas located around the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, including Greenpoint, Hunter’s Point, Sunnyside and West Maspeth. View map (PDF).

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation identified and allocated money to nine projects: four primary and five secondary (PDF). The four primary projects are:

  1. Greenpoint Boat House and Environmental Education Center
  2. Wetlands Rehabilitation
  3. Dutch Kills Basin Park Acquisition
  4. Tree Planting and Storm Water Management

Come to the meeting to find out what progress has been made on these projects and what we can expect in the future.

Questions and comments regarding the meeting can be directed to:
Michelle Moore, NYSDEC, 718-482-4997

Heather Van De Mark

Heather Van De Mark

Heather is a designer/writer specializing in non-profit organizations and social causes. Originally from central NY, Heather settled into the charming Greenpoint neighborhood in 2011. While most of her community activism takes place from behind a computer screen, Heather can often be found at CB1 meetings, the McCarren Park track and any of the parks along the waterfront.