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The NYC Department of Environmental Protection has begun construction on a $30 million waste catchment system for Newtown Creek. The system comprises of 4 devices that will capture floatable litter and direct it to towards the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment plant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

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Queens Chronicle: “Cleaning up and revitalizing Newtown Creek is one of our top priorities,” explained DEP Commissioner Emily Lloyd. “We look forward to continuing to work with elected officials, environmental groups and residents on the many other projects we are working on to further improve the health of Newtown Creek.”

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The litter capture devices are currently under construction at four locations, including 47th Avenue between 28th and 29th streets, as well as Rust Street and 56th Drive. Construction of the Newtown Creek facilities is expected to be completed and operational in 2017. Read more from Queens Chronicle here…

posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee


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Although we’re still buried under slush and ice, it’s not too early to start thinking about summer.

The town of North Hempstead is looking for lifeguards to work at several of their pools and waterfront venues this summer. All you need are the proper certifications to apply.

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Port Washington Patch: All applicants must have the appropriate lifeguard certification from Nassau County and possess a current CPR/AED certification.

For more information or to apply, contact Town of North Hempstead Parks Department by emailing or call 311. Read more from Port Washington Patch here…

posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

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