Flushing Waterways Visioning Project
Starting in 2016, in partnership with multiple waterway organizations and local stakeholders, Guardians of Flushing Bay and Riverkeeper began an ongoing process to envision what a healthy, accessible, and industry-friendly Flushing Waterways would look like. To see the result of the initial grant-funded process click here. And for the presentation from the most recent vision launch on July 30th, 2018 click here for the English, Mandarin, and Spanish translations.
A 2016 study by Columbia University found that the ecological benefits from the installation of a billion oysters would vastly outweigh the costs. Read through the findings of the report to see for yourself!
Want to know where the closest CSO is, or where your sewage might be going when it's raining? Check out this map of the Flushing Bay and Flushing Creek sewer system, or the interactive map of all of NYC.
Waterways Fact Sheets
The SWIM Coalition has produced many educational materials. Check out this general fact sheet about Flushing Creek and Flushing Bay, and this action alert regarding the Long Term Control Plans. For more information about the LTCPs, see SWIM's Clean Water Steward booklet.
Long Term Control Plans
The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has developed Long Term Control Plans (LTCP) to reduce CSOs from going into the waterways. See documentation of the plans on their website, and comment letters from Guardians of Flushing Bay and our partners:
Check out the websites and resources from our partner organizations: