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Brooklyn, New York 11215-9997
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About > GCC Staff


  • Andrea Parker - Executive Director
  • Christine Petro - Director of Education Programs
  • Diana Gruberg - Horticultural Manager
  • Natasia Sidarta - Program Manager
  • Shelby Hyatt - Education Coordinator
  • Michael Wasserman - Stewardship Coordinator

Contractors, Fellows, and Interns

  • Ruth Nervig - Gardener, Project Manager
  • Christine Facella - Illustrator
  • Noah Brooks Katz - Gowanus Blue Green Infrastructure Fellow
  • Anna Speidel - Landscape Architecture Fellow
  • Hana Georg - Landscape Architecture Fellow
  • Lauren Salas-Schumann - Landscape Architecture Fellow
  • Elena Day - Nursery Fellow
  • Emma Garrison - Citizen Science Fellow
  • Isabelle Furman - Garden Intern
  • Marissa Fabricant - Garden Intern
  • Alexander Lola - Garden Intern
  • Leo Gallagher - Garden Intern
  • Katie Lowen - Garden Intern
  • Luis Peromarta - Garden Intern

Gowanus Green Team 2017

  • Shakieva Harris - Crew Leader
  • Adonis Wynter
  • Jayda Smith
  • Kwanzaa Handy
  • Elyi Flores
  • Sumaiyah Shabazz-Scott

Summer 2017 Street Tree & Garden Internship

2016 Interns

Edit 7/5/17: We are no longer taking applications for this Summer 2017, but encourage you to look for Fall Internship opportunities!

We are looking for hard working and independent interns to assist with garden, nursery, and street tree maintenance this Summer 2017. They will spend the majority of their time outdoors, performing physical work at the Conservancy’s Native Plant Nursery and green spaces throughout the watershed. Interns will additionally coordinate volunteers through the Clean & Green Volunteer Program. Interns will be accepted on a rolling basis.

More information here.

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Gowanus Greenscape Project Director

We are looking to hire a savvy and visionary Project Director to manage the development of the Gowanus Greenscape Vision, through a competition that integrates community, stakeholder and agency engagement. The ideal candidate is a city planner or designer with excellent management and communication skills, extensive experience working in the NYC public realm, with diverse agencies and stakeholders, and in community design processes; and who has a proven passion for design excellence. 

For more information on responsibilities and how to apply download this pdf.