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Dog Waste and Tree Pits Don’t Mix

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Read the full story, Uptown Group Educating Neighbors About Dangers of Dog Waste by Nigel Chiwaya on DNAInfo. The acid in dog urine burns the nutrients out of soil and can even corrode metal street lamps, Williamson explained, while dog feces can carry the deadly, blood-sucking parasite hookworm.… READ MORE

India St. Pier and G Train Updates

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Read the full story, Investigating the India Street Ferry (Or lack thereof) by Matt A. on Greenpointers. “We’re well aware by now that the imminent five-week G suspension this summer (from late July through the end of August) has many commuters spooked. Adding insult to injury, the New York Waterways ferry landing at India Street—by… READ MORE

Go Green! Greenpoint Festival is Tomorrow

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Town Square’s Go Green! Greepoint Festival is tomorrow! There will be so much to do and see (mostly in McCarren Park) from noon to 5pm. Get outside, meet your neighbors and see what living in Greenpoint is all about. GWAPP will have a table, so come say hello and learn more about our mission! Here’s… READ MORE

Cooper Park Farmer’s Market — Now with Textile Recycling!

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On Sunday, June 8th, Cooper Park’s Down to Earth Farmers Market will begin to host textile recycling with Green Tree Textiles. They are committed to keeping textiles out of our overburdened landfills. You can bring them everything from unworn clothing to tattered fabrics. If the clothing is still useable, they will donate it to charity;… READ MORE

Bridging the Creek Survey: Newtown Creek

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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… READ MORE

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… READ MORE

Cooper Park Farmer’s Market Opens Sunday

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From Down to Earth Farmer’s Markets: Cooper Park’s Down to Earth Farmers Market celebrates its 2014 Opening Day this Sunday, May 25th! The market is thriving along side the East Williamsburg neighborhood it serves. Now in its third year, several new vendors are joining the market line-up this week, including: Full Circle Farm, Saratoga Crackers,… READ MORE

Village Voice: Flea or Flee?

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The Village Voice took interest in North Brooklyn parks this week in their article: Flea or Flee? Food Fairs and Music Fests Are Great Until They’re Not From the article: But it also raises a question: In a city with one of the nation’s lowest ratios of usable park space to population, who should get… READ MORE

NYC Audubon is Bringing Birds to Greenpoint

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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… READ MORE

[UPDATED] American Playground Takes Another Hit

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It appears that most of the American playground equipment is boarded up while the building does window installation. The claim is it’s going take a month. Why wasn’t this done before peak playground season? And what about that torn up tree in front? There’s also a leaky pipe underground, which is why the water has… READ MORE

Soil Testing Across North Brooklyn

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Want to know where your kids are playing or what’s in your community garden? GWAPP will be conducting soil testing throughout May, and with the help of our community, we’d like you to tell us what parks and areas we should submit for testing. The heavy metal test at Brooklyn College checks the soil samples… READ MORE

The Future of GWAPP: Become a Board Member

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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,… READ MORE

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