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Update on Sewage Discharges into Coney Island Creek

S.W.I.M. recently posted an update on our blog about an illegal discharge of sewage into Coney Island Creek. Several articles have been published on this issue, below are links to the articles and details from our original blog post. DEP has advised community board 13 and local stakeholders that the discharges have been stopped as […]

Notes from S.W.I.M. Coalition’s October 11 Public Meeting:

Marianna Koval, from the NYU Center for Sustainable Business, spoke at S.W.I.M.’s ¬†quarterly public meeting on October 11, about the partnership between NYC Department of Environmental Protection and the Natural Resources Defense Council to restructure the city’s Grant Program for Green Infrastructure on Private Property and encourage more private property owners to get grants to […]

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 […]

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S.W.I.M. has been supported by generous grants from the Lily Auchincloss Foundation (2012, 2015, and 2016/2017), van Ameringen Foundation (2014 and 2016/2017), Patagonia (2016) and the New York City Environmental Fund (2009 - 2011).
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