Explore Local Waters with NBBC and NCA This Saturday

This Saturday, October 15, offers two chances to join NBBC and the Newtown Creek Alliance to explore the waters of Newtown Creek and learn about the local environment:

GCEF Open House
Celebrate fall in Greenpoint at the first annual OpenHouse GCEF:
From green roofs and parks to birds and boats, OpenHouseGCEF offers Greenpointers a chance to see GCEF projects in action and learn firsthand how they are making our community and healthier, safer, and “greener” place to live.

Saturday, 10/15, 11 AM-3PM, at four locations: McCarren Park, McGolrick Park, the NBBC boatyard on Newtown Creek, and the Kingsland Wildflowers Rooftop.
Science in the ED Shed
Come by the ED Shed at NBBC!

That same day, NBBC and NCA present the last in a series of water-quality boat trips on Newtown Creek!

NCA Water Quality Paddle

NCA Water Quality Paddle

On this special series of on-water tours, we will examine and discuss current water-quality trends for Newtown Creek. NCA is soon to complete an intensive 6 month water sampling program in conjunction with LaGuardia Community College. We have been collected data on water-quality health for parameters like bacteria, oxygen, and nutrients – all factors that vary in different locations in Newtown Creek – as well as factors like temperature and rainfall.

Following an on-land introduction and presentation on water quality issues, the group will take to the Creek with the North Brooklyn Boat Club and paddle to particular areas of interest and conduct live testing.

The event will also help inform local residents about greater water quality themes within NYC and how we can help improve the environmental conditions for ourselves and generations to follow. These events are made possible with funding provided by the New York State Office of the Attorney General and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation through the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund.

For more information and to register, please go to the NBBC Events Calendar.