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The Conservancy can only continue working to turn the Gowanus Canal into a beautiful, historic, green recreational destination with your generous support.

Whole Foods Bench Sponsorship Opportunity

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Clean & Green 2014 Schedule

March 2014 marks the start of our fifth year of volunteer programs throughout the Gowanus area. Please join the Gowanus Canal Conservancy and hundreds of volunteers to clean and plant along the Gowanus Canal.

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¡Composting Gowanus! Schedule

Join us as we incorporate up to 10,000 pounds of food scraps into a new compost windrow every month!

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Public Place Interpretive Signage

MAKING GOWANUS - a streetside exhibit and pamphlet - interpret the dynamic processes that have formed the landscape of the Gowanus Canal, currently facing significant change through Superfund remediation, long-term gentrification and rising sea levels.  This exhibit communicates the beauty and complex history of the Canal in order to enrich the community’s appreciation for the ground beneath their feet, the productive landscapes that have preceded them, and their potential role in determining the neighborhood’s future.

View or download the Making Gowanus brochure here (16.5 MB). 

GCC ProjectsTree Mapping

gowanus tree mapping green infrastructure carroll gardens park slope treekitThrough the NYSDEC Urban & Community Forestry Grant in 2013, Gowanus Canal Conservancy worked with TreeKIT to map existing street pits within approximately 2 blocks of the Gowanus Canal within the 78 block project area. See the working map on TreeKIT's website!

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The Gowanus Canal Conservancy is an independent environmental 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed in 2006. More >