Recently, WNYC aired a segment called, “If a Tree Dies in the City, Will Anyone Notice?” You can listen to it online here, it’s only about six minutes. If you’ve followed the GWAPP blog for a while now, you’ll know we’re big fans of free trees and tree stewardship, but according to the radio story:
Do you ever wonder who takes care of the street trees on your block? It’s entirely possible that no one does! Sad abandoned trees–won’t someone speak for the trees?! Maybe, you? The NYC Parks Department plants street trees (you can even visit the Parks website and request a free street tree), but the responsibility of
If at some point, you’ve walked along our beloved North Brooklyn streets and wondered who exactly is responsible for taking care of the streets trees–wonder no more. Generally, the Parks Dept. prunes street trees on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood basis. However, dear concerned North Brooklyn citizen, if you’ve ever wanted the awesome authority of a Parks Dept.
On my way home I routinely find myself walking along Nassau Avenue, which has been undergoing a major construction project for the last year. Although the roadway is now nicely paved with brand new curbs and light fixtures, the tree beds along Nassau were certainly in need of some care following the construction. Throughout North
Don’t you love walking down the street, turning a corner only to be met by a beautifully cared for window box, lush greenery and the scent of blooming flowers making you forget you’re in the city? Wouldn’t it be great if someone offered an incentive for residents and businesses to do this fundamental work of
Green Shores NYC is doing a survey as part of their new initiative, Bridging the Creek (BTC). BTC is all about engaging neighbors and stakeholders on both sides of Newtown Creek to foster dialogue and collaborate on environmental stewardship. The first step of the BTC project is a community survey. Please take a few minutes
NYC Audubon was recently awarded a small grant as part of the GCEF. Their grant is to create an “urban oasis” at McGolrick Park. The project includes planting and maintaining native species (like wildflowers) that provide food and shelter for migratory birds within the park. NYC Audubon is currently recruiting volunteers to 1.) help install
Another opportunity abounds to beautify and green North Brooklyn. The New York Restoration Project (NYRP) has a program called, “Gardens for the City.” They’re currently accepting applications for projects to beautify schools as well as general open spaces with the intent of building community across all five boroughs. From the NYRP website: “Community members complete