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Support the Greenway and safe open space in Brooklyn

2020 was the Greenway’s busiest year to date as tens of thousands of people turned to Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway as a vital open space for safe transportation, exercise and fresh air, and to connect with family and friends in a socially-distant way.

BGI is working harder than ever to realize the full vision of the 26-mile Greenway when New Yorkers need it more than ever. But we need your help to realize this vision.

With your support, 2021 will be a big year for BGI:

• We’ll dive deep into the Greenway User Study to explore the route’s impact on health, climate, transportation, and equitable access to parks in Brooklyn.
• We’ll plant dozens of trees to bring even more green to the Greenway.
• We’ll offer more COVID-safe events, volunteering and programs.

• We’ll continue our foundational work with the City to complete the 26-mile Waterfront Greenway and create more open space in our borough



Join us to support the completion of the Greenway and the vision of a greener, stronger, healthier Brooklyn.


Support nature in NYC by adopting a plant or tree

Your donations to BGI support stewardship of the Greenway and the Naval Cemetery Landscape — consider donating a plant or tree at the NCL on behalf or in honor of a loved one. Your gift will support NYC’s ecology and vital bees, birds, and butterflies! All adopted items will receive a digital certificate of recognition*:

$50 — Anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum) supports honeybees and bumblebees throughout the year.

$100 — Common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) supports Monarch butterflies and caterpillars in the summer and fall.

$250 — New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) supports native birds like warblers, chickadees, and goldfinches.

$500 — Black Cherry tree in the NCL Sacred Grove.

$1,000 — New Street Tree adjacent to the Greenway and the entrance to Naval Cemetery Landscape.

$2,500 — Plaza planter on the Greenway on Atlantic Avenue or Imlay Street.

*Certificates will be sent digitally; we are unable to offer plaques or physical recognition at the site.

Your Donation Counts

Your contribution is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. BGI is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Important information regarding COVID-19 and its impact on the Greenway and Naval Cemetery Landscape.Learn More