Environmentalism

Help Cleanup and Green Williamsburgs’ Waterfront This Weekend

The Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park and Riverkeeper are hosting their 8th annual Riverkeeper Sweep this weekend to help clear debris from the Brooklyn waterfront and garden near the East River shore; registration is required.

Volunteers are invited to help in the planting and shore cleanup on Saturday, May 4th, from 10 a.m -1 p.m.:

Volunteers will meet at the Bushwick Inlet Park Community Building, (North 9th Street & Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211), where street parking will be available. We ask all Sweep volunteers to wear sturdy shoes or boots, clothing that they can get dirty, and to bring work gloves, a hat, sunscreen, a reusable water bottle and snacks. This site is suitable for elementary-aged children with proper adult supervision.

Questions? Contact Riverkeeper at [email protected] or Sweep Leader Katherine at [email protected]

 

 

 

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Newtown Creek is Getting a New Living Dock

Working and Learning on the Living Dock. Via Newtown Creek Alliance
Working and Learning on the Living Dock. Via Newtown Creek Alliance

Do you feel alive, Greenpoint? Well, the valiant conservationists at Newtown Creek Alliance certainly do. The good folks at NCA have announced plans for a second Living Dock in Newtown Creek. The Living Dock is a “floating structure designed to provide valuable marine habitat within a heavy polluted and largely bulkheaded waterway.”

The original Living Dock was installed here in Greenpoint at the North Henry Street Public Basin in 2015, and its brand-new sister dock will be built this month and installed in the English Kills tributary of the creek.  Continue reading

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