$2.2 Million in Conservation Grants Announced

$2.2 Million in Conservation Grants Announced

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) released a press release announcing at the Urban Waters National Training Workshop that 58 community-led wetland, stream, and coastal restoration projects across the nation have been awarded approximately $2.2 million in grants. The grantees have committed an additional $5.2 million in local project support, creating a total conservation…

L-Train Shutdown and Transportation Alternatives

L-Train Shutdown and Transportation Alternatives

Emma G. Fitzsimmons of the NY Times reported on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s decision to stop L-Train service for 18 months versus the originally planned 3 years. In the NY Times story, Emma reveals additional updates. You can read the original story after the jump or click here to read it on NY Times. Keep… Read More

Letter To The DOH

Letter To The DOH

The Department of Health (DOH) released their environmental report around Newtown Creek and it got a strong response from local dangerous chemicals expert Mike Schade, on behalf of the Newtown Creek Advisory Group (CAG). You can read how the report falls short here. 

Wild Thing, You Make My Heart Sing: Greenpoint’s Wildlife

Wild Thing, You Make My Heart Sing: Greenpoint’s Wildlife

Greenpoint’s environmental struggles over the years haven’t left a good impression on many residents’ minds, from the massive oil spill during the mid-20th century to the NuHart Superfund site. Greenpoint just doesn’t come off “green.” Despite these imperfections, this area is home to an astonishing array of flora and fauna, all of which could use… Read More

Testing The Waters of Newtown Creek

Testing The Waters of Newtown Creek

The Newtown Creek Alliance and LaGuardia Community College Project have a partnership to test for bacteria in the water in the Greenpoint area. They were able to capture a video on Newtown Creek with Willis Elkins as a companion story vignette at the LaGuardia Community College lab. The video shows how they are doing the water quality testing. You… Read More

NY Times: Activists Camp Out to Call for Completion of a Brooklyn Park

NY Times: Activists Camp Out to Call for Completion of a Brooklyn Park

This past Saturday, the North Brooklyn community came together to ask the important question – “Where’s our park?” The campout at Bushwick Inlet Park was meant to show solidarity for the City of New York to finally make good on their 2005 promise of a renovated, 28-acre Bushwick Inlet Park along the waterfront. The campout attracted… Read More

New Nature Education Programs for Brooklyn Residents

New Nature Education Programs for Brooklyn Residents

Audubon New York has received funding through the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund to provide adult environmental education programs to the residents of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. “Thanks to the generous support of the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund, Audubon New York is excited to provide, for the first time, adult environmental education programs to the Greenpoint Community,” remarked Audubon… Read More