Join us at House 5B for the first of the season’s First Fridays on Governors Island
We will be joined by Rebecca Pryor from Riverkeeper as she shares their “Cut the Crap” Campaign
Each year, New York City discharges more than 20 billion gallons of raw sewage into local waterways. That’s enough to fill the Empire State Building 72 times! Our biggest challenge in fighting this pollution is a general lack of knowledge about the failing sewer system, which allows our elected representatives to ignore the problem. Riverkeeper and partners announced a new website this Spring to help push New York City to clean up its act: cuthecrap.nyc. The Cut the Crap campaign focuses on four main pillars: curbing combined sewage overflow, managing stormwater pollution, increasing green infrastructure and studying an equitable stormwater rate structures. Riverkeeper has begun partnering with artists to help engage a wider public in NYC sewage and stormwater issues.