Organics Rules for Businesses

New York City businesses are required by law to separate their organic waste such as food scraps, food-soiled paper, and compostable serviceware. Enforcement begins February 15th. If a business meets the minimum requirements outlined below, they must comply. As of August 15, 2018 Food service establishments with a floor area of at least 15,000 square feet Food service establishments that […]

Department of Environmental Protection Wastewater Resiliency Program

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) owns and operates one of the largest wastewater collection and treatment systems in the world, with 14 wastewater resource recovery facilities and 96 pumping stations to convey storm water and wastewater to treatment.  Many of these facilities are located in low-lying areas, as much of the system is gravity-fed, and along […]

Flushing Creek Bike Tour

Flushing Creek Bike Tour ~Sunday, September 9, 10am-12pm~ Sergey Kadinsky, author of Hidden Waters of New York City, will lead this ride. Join Sergey, NYC H2O, Guardians of Flushing Bay, Empire Dragon Boat Team and Friends of Flushing Creek on a bike tour along this waterway that explores Flushing Creek from its source to its mouth. Flushing Creek is an urban waterway hidden […]

Tour de FLUSHING

Tour de Flushing Sunday, August 19, 2018 Ride: Family-Friendly Bicycle Exploration of our Community  Start at Kissena Corridor Park (Main Street & Elder Ave) across the street from the entrance to the Queens Botanical Garden Afterwards: lunch at local Flushing eateries. Bring cash! RSVP @ Transportation Alternatives Co-hosted by Transportation Alternatives Eastern Queens Committee, Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce and Eastern Queens Greenway, […]

Be the Guardians of Flushing Bay

    Flushing Waterways Vision Launch DESCRIPTION Help launch the second stage of Flushing Waterways visioning, a community-driven process that re-imagines Flushing Bay and Creek. Your input is needed to transform the waterways into clean, accessible, and industry-friendly open space that the community and ecology deserve. Participants will have a chance to learn more about the visioning process, ask questions, contribute […]