Jane's Walk 2018

Retracing Bushwick Creek: A walk through Greenpoint's history with Geoffrey Cobb

Greening Greenpoint participated in Jane's Walk 2018 with a free guided walk along the Greenpoint-Williamsburg waterfront led by expert Greenpoint historian Geoffrey Cobb on Saturday, May 5th.  The walk was run twice for a total of 55 participants who learned about Greenpoint's history and how it has been shaped by the geography of Bushwick Creek.  

Earth Weeks in Lentol Garden With Greenpoint Eco Schools

Classes from Greenpoint's Eco Schools celebrated Earth Weeks from April 16th to 27th with field trips to Lentol Garden!

Students participated in scavenger hunts and planted native grasses and trees throughout the garden.  96 students visited the garden and planted a total of 4 trees and 216 perennials!

Earth Day Tree Care on Kingsland Avenue

Happy Earth Day from Greening Greenpoint!

We celebrated with 20 volunteers this Sunday, April 22nd, by stewarding trees on Kingsland Avenue between Norman and Greenpoint Avenues.  Our amazing volunteers cleared, cultivated, and mulched 31 trees beds along this stretch of Kingsland!  

500 New Trees in Greenpoint!

Greening Greenpoint celebrated the planting of the 500th tree of the project on Wednesday, April 11th at 725 Leonard Street.  We were joined by Assemblyman Joseph Lentol, representatives from the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund, Office of the Attorney General, NYC Parks, and Greenpoint community members to celebrate this milestone!  A sign with artwork created by the students of NYL Greenpoint Pre-School was installed in the tree and bed St. Stans Girl Scout Troop 2832 planted perennials as a finishing touch!

Street Tree Stewardship Summit

This past Saturday, March 24th, Greenpointers came out to St. John's Lutheran Church to learn about resources available for taking care of trees in Greenpoint at the 2018 Street Tree Stewardship Summit!  The panel discussion included speakers from NYC Parks, Partnerships for Parks, and Citizens Committee for NYC, and folks stuck around after the panel for to meet fellow street tree stewards and tabling organizations!

Volunteering at MulchFest 2017

This past weekend a little snow didn't stop Greenpoint community members and volunteers from coming together to recycle their holiday trees at MulchFest! Holiday trees from the community were chipped into mulch that volunteers spread around trees in the park to insulate and nourish them. Thanks to everyone who volunteered and recycled their tree!

Greenpoint Community Tree Summit

On October 3rd, community members came together to hear about the current state of Greenpoint's urban forest and brainstorm their visions for its future! In groups, community members discussed their dreams, the challenges, and the key players associated with the neighborhood's urban forest. This feedback will be used when creating Greenpoint's Forest Master Plan. 

Scout Work Day in Lentol Garden

On Saturday, June 25, Greenpoint Boy Scout Troop 469 and Brooklyn Girl Scout Troop 2966 volunteered in Lentol Garden. The scouts spruced up the garden by removing litter, weeding, and spreading mulch in planting areas. Lentol Garden is a wonderful community space in Greenpoint - thanks to the Scouts for making it even more beautiful!

PS 110 Street Tree Signs

The 5th Grade class of Greenpoint Eco-School PS 110 worked very hard on a street tree project during the spring!  The students learned about the environmental benefits of trees, identified tree species in McGolrick Park, designed educational signs, and then installed the signs in tree beds around the school. Check out the students' amazing work and learn a few things about the environmental services of the trees in our community!