Submitted by ub on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 12:47

Creek and Cave Earth Day Fundraiser and Movie Screening
April 22, 8pm
Creek and Cave
10-93 Jackson Ave.
Long Island City, NY 11101
NCA will be participating in an Earth Day event at one of our favorite burrito joints in the city! Hooray! Details coming soon.
Creek Stuff
EPA convenes Superfund Community Advisory Group

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced an agreement with Phelps Dodge, Texaco, BP, National Grid, ExxonMobil, and the City of New York to begin the first phase of the Superfund cleanup of Newtown Creek. The agreement includes an investigation of the contamination in Newtown Creek and a study that will outline options to clean up the contamination. In the parlance of Superfund this is known as the RI/FS or Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study. Stay informed on this epic process through the Community Advisory Group. Check out their website here.
Creek Speak

Creek Speak is an oral history project that uses online interactive maps to present the stories of people and places near Newtown Creek. To listen to peoples stories or read about some of the places they mention visit the Creek Speak project page and click on a marker.

The Creek Speak Project is not intended to prove causality between the environmental burdens in Newtown Creek neighborhoods and public health concerns. Rather, its purpose is to highlight and document the experiential knowledge of individuals who are inside narrators of day-to-day life in these communities. People who have a first-hand understanding of their neighborhood – who everyday use their eyes, ears, and noses – can provide essential contextual information that would otherwise be ignored or lost.
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