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Maybe you ran in our Half Marathon or 5K this year and wish for more miles of scenic Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway to be completed in the year ahead. Perhaps you use the Greenway to commute to work or school and hope for safer passage and better connections. Maybe you want to enjoy more quality time with family and friends while visiting the Naval Cemetery Landscape. Possibly you volunteered your time to BGI this year and want to help us add more green to the Greenway in 2020.

Your generous year-end gift to BGI will help us realize these wishes and hopes for a greener, stronger, healthier Brooklyn by pushing for the timely completion of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway from Greenpoint to East New York!

And in the spirit of giving, we’re also giving back to you* – our generous supporters!
• Every donation of $50 or more will get you a chance to win a Timbuk2 Swig Backpack in the awesome Lightbeam color – perfect for those Greenway commutes and urban treks to the Naval Cemetery Landscape!
• For every donation of $100 or more we’ll enter you to win the Timbuk2 bag and send you a snazzy new BGI tote for your strolls along the Greenway and to all the places it connects!
• Donations of $500 or more include a chance to win the Timbuk2 bag, a BGI tote sent to you, and an invitation for you and a guest to a special Greenway ride and tour of the Naval Cemetery Landscape with BGI’s executive director Terri Carta this spring!
• And every year-end gift of $1,000 or more is an opportunity to win a private tour of Brooklyn Grange at the Brooklyn Navy Yard location with 11 of your friends – in addition to all of the above! – part of a perfect day #OnTheBKGreenway!

Most important, you’ll know that your generous donation to BGI made before the end of 2019 will impact nearly 20 million people who live, work, and play in Brooklyn in 2020 and beyond!

Thank you for your continued support of BGI and the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway!

*The Fine Print: Qualifying donations to BGI must take place between 12:01 am on December 15, 2019, and 11:59 pm on December 31, 2019. All gift BGI tote bags will be mailed [or available for pickup] in January 2020. Winners of the Timbuk2 bag and Brooklyn Grange package will be notified the week of January 6, 2020; prizes must be claimed by January 31, 2020. The Greenway bike ride and Naval Cemetery Landscape tour with BGI executive director will take place in April or May 2020; specific details to be communicated at least 1 month in advance of ride date.

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to the development, establishment and long-term stewardship of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway – a 26-mile dedicated landscaped route from Greenpoint to East New York for people of all ages and abilities that, when complete, will provide safe and continuous access to and along Brooklyn’s storied and iconic waterfront and connects parks and open space, commercial and cultural corridors, and new tech and innovation hubs for 2.65 million Brooklyn residents, over 1.1 million employees in Brooklyn, and 15 million visitors from across the City and around the world.

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