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Kosciuszko Bridge, Artist: Valeri Larko, http://www.valerilarko.com
The Newtown Creek Environmental Benefits Program (NCEBP) was created as part of an agreement between New York State and New York City to upgrade the Newtown Creek Water Pollution Control Plant and provide environmental benefits to the community. Funding is being administered through three organizations: the City Parks Foundation (CPF), the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), and the Hudson River Foundation (HRF), through its New York City Environmental Fund (NYCEF).
The New York City Environmental Fund (NYCEF) was formed to encourage active community stewardship of the waterways, shorelines, parklands and open spaces of the City of New York. NYCEF was created as part of an agreement between the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Con Edison to support projects that (a) protect, preserve, improve or restore the environment; (b) facilitate the publicís enjoyment of natural resources; or (c) enhance the publicís awareness, knowledge, and understanding of ecological principles, natural resources and other environmental issues. The New York City Environmental Fund is a grantmaking program administered by the Hudson River Foundation.
The NYCEF Newtown Creek Fund requests proposals for environmental education, public access and stewardship projects that will benefit communities along Newtown Creek, one of New York Cityís six designated Maritime and Industrial Zones. In accordance with the settlement agreement between the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and New York City establishing the Fund, priority will be given to projects in and around Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and along Newtown Creek and the East River (both Brooklyn and Queens). NYCEF will provide financial support for qualifying projects that promote the environmental health and revitalization of natural resources and that increase public understanding of, access to and enjoyment of the environment within the target area.
For more information, please call 212-483-7667.