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.
The 2018 season has begun!
Check out our events page to find out what's in-store this year at Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof and Community Engagement Center
GOS Weekend: Saturday, June 2 + Sunday, June 3
Join us during GOS Weekend where art meets nature on the green roof. Explore our life-size up-cycled scrap denim birdhouse where visitors will be invited to sit inside and rest, listening to a beautiful song scape composed by Alap Momin using birdsong recorded on the rooftop. The installation was made with denim scraps collected from local designer, Merica Lee and Greenpoint-based shop, Loren Denim. Several artists put in work including bird eye paintings by local painter Diego Sanchez-Maitret, material dyed with flowers from the rooftop by natural dyer Cara Piazza, textile artists María del Mar Lugo, the Herban Cura Collective, and many more folks contributed scraps, embroidered and sewed (including project coordinator, Niki Jackson!). The piece echos the very idea of the rooftop itself, preserving available material/ space to create or transform into sanctuary or wildlife habitat within our community. More info + registration here.
The State of Green Roofs: June 7, 2018 @ The New School
Want to learn more about the research we do at Kingsland Wildflowers? Join the NYC Green Roof Researchers Alliance to learn about and discuss cutting-edge research on green roofs at "The State of Green Roofs in New York City,” Thursday, June 7, at The New School. This is the first-ever forum on the emerging fields of green roof science, policy, and education.
Coordinated by NYC Audubon with funding from The New York Community Trust, the alliance is a consortium of over 50 researchers, educators, and policy makers from 17 New York City and State institutions. It is investigating the potential benefits of green roofs, developing a comprehensive overview of green roofs in New York City, and working to expand them across the cityscape. More info + registration 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.
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.