Kingsland Wildflowers is a Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund (GCEF) project committed to expanding natural habitat and green corridors for bird and wildlife populations. The vision, conceived through partnerships with local businesses, community voices and wildlife experts, will provide Greenpoint with living and growing infrastructure to support native New York City wildlife and educational programming focused on sustainable conservation practices and wildlife protection.
BIKES, BATS AND BOATS
Kingsland Wildflowers, along with our partners from Newtown Creek Alliance, NYC Audubon, and the North Brooklyn Boat Club, are leading a series of pedaling and paddling tours around Newtown Creek this summer and fall. Once a vast tidal wetland, the Creek quickly became one of the busiest waterways in the county, leaving a significant legacy of environmental destruction and contamination, leading to the ultimate designation as a federal superfund. However, improvements are underway and the past 2 decades have seen improvements to water quality and with it a returning ecology where fish, crabs and a plethora of shorebirds now exist amongst the challenging conditions. RSVP is required; check out the details for each event here.
2018 marks the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the most powerful and important bird-protection law ever passed.
Over the last century, the law has saved millions of birds from depredatory human activities.
Sadly the rate of extinctions appear to be ever-increasing, as a result of extensive habitat destruction, invasive species, window collisions, predatory cats, and pesticides. As of 2017, over 1,300 bird species are under threat, and a total of 197 are critically endangered—on the brink of extinction.
Year of the Bird is 12 months of storytelling, science, and conservation aimed at heightening public awareness of birds and the importance of protecting these critical species. Together we can champion causes for birds and work towards proven solutions.
Visit birdyourworld.org for more info & sign the pledge today!
Projects & Progress
Learn about the construction process and the project timeline.
Find out about the Kingsland Wildflowers project at 520 Kingsland Avenue in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Funding for Kingsland Wildflowers is provided to NYC Audubon by the Office of the New York State Attorney General and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation through the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund.