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Ongoing threats to water quality

The New York City Water Trail Association, a non-profit group of citizen scientists that test water quality throughout the NY Harbor shoreline, reported alarming results last week. A 0.4 inch rainfall on September 14 seems like it was enough rain to cause a combined sewer overflow event in Flushing Bay and Flushing Creek; four of the […]

DEP Releases Eye-Opening Reports on Green Infrastructure Progress and Challenges

Last month, DEP submitted two important reports to the state on its green infrastructure program.  These reflect significant progress – and significant challenges – over the program’s first 5 years. Since 2010, DEP has invested over $250 million in GI projects, which now capture the first inch of runoff from 437 acres of impervious area. […]

Coney Island Creek CSO LTCP Public Meeting #2

The DEP’s Public Meeting #2 for the proposed Coney Island Creek CSO Long Term Control Plan is this week! Wednesday, April 20, 6 P.M. at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium, Education Hall. 602 Surf Avenue, Coney Island. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to express your opinions and share your vision for the […]

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