Please join Riverkeeper, the Guardians of Flushing Bay and S.W.I.M. Coalition on March 5th for a workshop about important water quality issues in Flushing Bay and Flushing Creek. Hear from local elected officials and community members about what is going on with CSOs in Flushing Bay and Flushing Creek and participate in a Q&A with the Department of Environmental Protection about their proposed long-term plans for managing CSO and stormwater runoff that flows into the Creek and Bay.
When it rains as little as half an inch within a few hours, the sewer system gets overwhelmed and discharges untreated sewage and stormwater into the Bay and Creek. Over 2 billion gallons of combined sewer overflow (CSO) discharge into Flushing Bay and Creek a year. CSO outfalls on the Bay and Creek are among the largest in the city, and pose eminent health concerns for the thousands of dragon boaters and human-powered boaters, as well as other users of the waterway.
We will hear from local elected officials about the importance of water quality for the Bay and Creek, learn from environmental experts in a series of presentations, discuss our collective concerns and vision for the waterways, and speak directly with the Department of Environmental Protection to ask questions about their plans to clean up the Bay and Creek.
Don’t miss this important event at 2pm on the Skyline Princess Cruise Ship! The ship will be docked at the World’s Fair Marina for the meeting and is a short walk from the Willets Point station on the 7 line. Ample parking is available (Visit skylinecruises.com for directions). Refreshments will be provided.
This event would not be possible without the generous support of Riverkeeper, SWIM Coalition, and Skyline Cruises.