Newtown Creek is Getting a New Living Dock

Working and Learning on the Living Dock. Via Newtown Creek Alliance
Working and Learning on the Living Dock. Via Newtown Creek Alliance

Do you feel alive, Greenpoint? Well, the valiant conservationists at Newtown Creek Alliance certainly do. The good folks at NCA have announced plans for a second Living Dock in Newtown Creek. The Living Dock is a “floating structure designed to provide valuable marine habitat within a heavy polluted and largely bulkheaded waterway.”

The original Living Dock was installed here in Greenpoint at the North Henry Street Public Basin in 2015, and its brand-new sister dock will be built this month and installed in the English Kills tributary of the creek. 

Then, the good stuff starts. According to NCA, “Once installed, the dock will be planted with native salt marsh grasses and habitat suitable for bivalves, small fish and crustaceans. NCA will monitor the progress of the new dock, comparing plant growth and wildlife activity to the existing dock.”

Pretty beautiful, right? Then perhaps its fitting that the project is being funded by Lush Charity Pot.

Check out NCA social media for updates on the progress of the New Living Dock!

About Lucie Levine

Lucie Levine is the founder of Archive on Parade, a local tour and event company that aims to take New York’s fascinating history out of the archives and into the streets. She’s a Native New Yorker, licensed New York City tour guide, and freelance writer with a passion for the city’s social, political and cultural history.

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