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Brooklyn Greenway Initiative Earth Day Event

April 20 | 10:00 am 12:30 pm

Join Brooklyn Greenway Initiative to steward the Greenway and Naval Cemetery Landscape!

Keeping the Greenway clean and green for tens of thousands of people who cycle, run, walk, stroll, skate, scoot (and other modes!) isn’t easy! But with your help, together we can keep the Greenway litter-free and enjoyable for all!

Learn about the Naval Cemetery Landscape (NCL) and the Greenway and what goes into maintaining their beauty and accessibility for everyone! The Naval Cemetery landscape is fully operated and made open as a public space by BGI through the generosity of our supporters.

BGI will guide volunteers in identification and targeted removal of invasive species in the Naval Cemetery Landscape as well as street tree stewardship, including weeding and aerating tree pits and removing trash from the tree pits and the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway.

The event will be Saturday, April 20, 10:00-12:30 pm. Registration is required.

Meet fellow community members, Greenway users, and a broad cross-section of Brooklynites who want to make a difference in our city! Tasks will include picking up litter and maintaining tree pits and perimeter areas of the Naval Cemetery Landscape. BGI will provide necessary tools . We encourage you to bring your own gloves, otherwise gloves will also be available on site. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and sign a participant waiver. Wearing sunscreen and sun hat, comfortable clothing in layers (Weather can be unpredictable in spring. We will work in light rain and only cancel if heavy rain and thunderstorms are in the forecast), and bringing a water bottle and snacks is recommended (no water on site).

This event is made possible through the support of Councilmember Restler and funded by the Department of Youth and Community Development.

Located on the eastern edge of the Brooklyn Navy Yard and accessed from the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway at Williamsburg St West between Kent and Flushing Avenues. We highly recommend taking public transportation, biking or walking to NCL.


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Naval Cemetery Landscape

63 Williamsburg Street West, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Brooklyn, NY 11249 US
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