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 in plain sight that runs between two highways through the heart of the largest park in Queens. The creek originates in the midst of a complex network of
roads. It first expands into two lakes before being confined in an underground culvert. It then re-emerges in Willets Point from where it eventually empties into Flushing Bay.
This is the stream that flowed past the Valley of Ashes in The Great Gatsby. Arguably, it is the centerpiece of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, the site that hosted two World’s Fairs.
Flushing Bay and Creek have the largest number of combined sewer overflow (CSO) outfalls in the city.Billions of gallons of untreated sewage and stormwater are discharged into these waterbodies
every year. The future of Flushing Creek is the subject of controversy. Come learn about why it deserves our advocacy.
This event requires advance registration