Boat Club Helps End Illegal Oil Dumping in Newtown Creek.

Boat Club helps end illegal oil dumping in Newtown Creek.

Oil spill reaching boat club dock

In April of 2014 boat club members began reporting a series of heavy and vibrant sheens (like the one pictured) on Newtown Creek. In each case, the Department of Environmental Conservation Spill Response was quick to act, but each time unable to find the culprit – until August when an anonymous tipster provided the needed break in the case.

The North Brooklyn Boat Club was conceived, in part, with the belief that getting people on the water, would turn them into stewards of those waters. We are immensely gratified to see this already taking place, and even more gratified to see it acknowledged by others:

We look forward to creating more stewards, and watching these North Brooklyn waters flourish.