Today was our first patrol of Newtown Creek for our 2012 season. Over the years, we've dealt with a number of businesses which have seen fit to dump waste material into the creek. This afternoon we came across a bunch of Styrofoam sheets discarded on the bank in front of a glass company.
Phillip Musegaas, head of the Hudson River Program at Riverkeeper who was aboard today called the business and before we left, management was outside.
"This stuff doesn't belong to us but we're going to take care of it right away."