Newtown Creek EBP Progress Meeting Announcedby 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.
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:
- Greenpoint Boat House and Environmental Education Center
- Wetlands Rehabilitation
- Dutch Kills Basin Park Acquisition
- 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