The Future of GWAPP: Become a Board Member

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A friendly reminder that now is a great time to become a part of GWAPP! We are currently looking for individuals to sit on the board, as well as volunteers to help with future activities including events, education, outreach and advocacy.

Join the GWAPP Board
Board members will sit for three-year terms and will be responsible for helping further the mission of maximizing parks and open space in the community. An ideal board member would have experience in any of the following: finance, law, fundraising, community activism, or graphic design. Even without those specific skills, we need community members who are engaged and passionate about open space and environmental issues affecting Greenpoint.

We’ve been putting up flyers around the neighborhood, it reads:

Join Greenpoint Waterfront Association for Parks and Planning!
Are you a community resident who cares about parks and wants to help? Join GWAPP and 
fight the good fight! GWAPP is a long time community activist organization focusing on parks, open space and the environment in Greenpoint. GWAPP is looking for board members and volunteers to help us make sure we get our fair share of park space in North Brooklyn. Contact: or 917-974-8455 


Únete Asociación Greenpoint Waterfront de Parques y Planificación!
¿Es usted un residente de la comunidad que se preocupa por los parques y quiere ayudar? 
Únete GWAPP y pelear la buena batalla! GWAPP es una organización activista de la 
comunidad a largo tiempo a centrarse en los parques, espacios abiertos y el entorno en 
Greenpoint. GWAPP está buscando a miembros de la junta y voluntarios para ayudar a 
asegurarnos de que obtenemos nuestra parte justa de espacio del parque en el norte de 
Brooklyn. Contacto: 917-974-8455 o


Przyłącz się do GWAPPu (Greenpoinckie  Stowarzyszenie D/S Planowania Nabrzeza i 
Jesli  jesteś  mieszkańcem Greenpointu, dbasz o parki i chcesz  pomócprzyłącz  
sie  do GWAPPu  i walcz! GWAPP jest organizacją działającą od wielu lat, która skupia się na planowaniu parków i ochronie środowiska na Greenpoincie. GWAPP szuka członków zarządu i 
wolontariuszy, aby otrzymać nalezną nam część funduszy na zaplanowane parki w północnym Brooklynie. Kontakt: lub 917-974-8455


A Brief History
The Greenpoint Waterfront Association for Parks & Planning (GWAPP), having been founded to fight a power plant proposal for the Greenpoint waterfront in 2000, is one of the oldest and most vital activist organizations in the community. Over the years, GWAPP has evolved from that single-issue focus to engaging with the wide range of parks, open space and environmental issues that affect our quality of life in Greenpoint and Williamsburg.

Why North Brooklyn Needs GWAPP
With massive-scale development now slated to break ground in several sites on the waterfront; Superfund cleanup underway on the Newtown Creek; and the promised parks (from the 2005 Waterfront Rezoning Agreement) far from a reality—to name a few of the pressing issues—our community needs vigilant activist engagement more than ever. GWAPP has always been comprised of community residents who want to be involved in these local issues—at first, as an association of member organizations, and more recently, as an association of individuals.

Odd as it may seem, “the change” in Greenpoint hasn’t even happened yet. With massive high-rise development poised to break ground, we need dedicated, informed, passionate individuals to help us fight for open space and against the environmental degradation that has been a hallmark of Greenpoint’s industrial history.

Now is the time to get involved. The battle hasn’t even started. The work is at hand.

Please contact as soon as possible if you are interested in becoming part of this dynamic community organization. Please give us a brief background about yourself and describe what issues in North Brooklyn are most important to you.



The Greenpoint Waterfront Association for Parks & Planning, Inc. ("GWAPP") is a not-for-profit group, 501(c)(3), comprised of individuals, community organizations, religious institutions, and concerned citizens from the Greenpoint-Williamsburg communities dedicated to the development of parks and public access on the Greenpoint waterfront.
  • Heather Hatton commented:

    I am interested in volunteering to be on the board! I’ll stop by this Saturday and say hi. How do I get involved?



    • GWAPP

      GWAPP commented:

      > Hi Heather! Definitely stop by and talk to us on Saturday! Look forward to meeting you.