GCEF Announces $11M in New Greenpoint Projects

by GWAPP on

GWAPP received this announcement from the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund, which we wanted to share right away:

Dear Friend of Greenpoint,

On behalf of the New York Office of the Attorney General and Department of Environmental Conservation, we are pleased to announce the recipients of the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund’s 2015 Large & Legacy Grants:

Greenpoint Environmental Education at Greenpoint Library (Brooklyn Public Library)
– Greening Greenpoint (City Parks Foundation)
– Intertidal Wetland Project (Research Foundation of CUNY (LaGuardia Community College)
– Greenpoint Eco-Schools (National Wildlife Federation)
– Curb Your Litter: Greenpoint (Greenpoint Chamber of Commerce)
– West Street Watershed Stormwater Project (Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, Inc.)

To find out more about these projects and other information related to these grants, visit www.gcefund.org.

These 6 projects – totaling just over $11 million in GCEF funding – address environmental improvement priorities identified by the community. These projects were also the top vote-getters in the recent GCEF community “preferencing” events at which a remarkable 525 Greenpointers cast ballots for the environmental projects they most wanted for their community.

The $11 million in GCEF grants will be combined with $23.8 million in matching contributions from the recipients, bringing the total investment these 6 projects provide to improving Greenpoint’s environment to nearly $35 million – almost twice the $19.5 million that the State obtained for environment project funding in its settlement with ExxonMobil!

In closing, the State and the GCEF team (North Brooklyn Development Corporation and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation) would like to thank you for joining us in ensuring the GCEF’s success, and for your continuing commitment to a cleaner, healthier future for Greenpoint.

— The GCEF Team



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.