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Urban Ecology Lecture Series and Green InfrastructureGreen Spaces, Blue Gowanus & Aquatic Habitat Restoration in the Hudson-Raritan Estuary
Monday, May 20th
Please join us and Hunter College's Master of Urban Planning Students for a community presentation about how to manage stormwater on residential spaces, which will reduce harmful Combined Sewer Overflow (CSOs) events into the Gowanus Canal. Greening your property can help maintain a healthier watershed community.
"Aquatic Habitat Restoration in the Hudson-Raritan Estuary"
Speaker: Carl Alderson, Marine Resource Specialist with NOAA
Habitat Restoration is an on-going process throughout the history of humankind and is best exampled locally in New York Harbor by the tending of oyster beds in pre-colonial and colonial civilization and by the most recent efforts of restoration practitioners in the late 20th and early 21st century to restore coastal marshes, bay bottom habitats, grasslands and fragmented forests. This talk will present the findings of the Harbor History Database and Mapping Project (HHDB): acatalog of the history of habitat restoration in the Hudson-Raritan Estuary beginning with the first recorded projects dating from 1984 to present day. The author will compare and contrast the vision for the harbor put forward by various planning efforts with what has actually taken place within the bounds of the study area.
Hunter Presentation: 6:30pm, followed by Q&A session. Lecture 7:30-8:30pm, followed by Q&A. $5 requested donation.
Location: Gowanus Studio Space (166 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215)
GCC ProjectsClean & Green 2013 Schedule
March 2013 will mark the start of our fourth year of volunteer programs. Please join the Gowanus Canal Conservancy and hundreds of volunteers to clean and plant along the Gowanus Canal.
2013 Gowanus Canal Conservancy Clean & Green Dates are here!
GCC Projects¡Composting Gowanus!
Every month, conservancy volunteers incorporate between 7,000-8,000 lbs of food scraps into new compost windrows. Additionally, we have a weekly turn for the existing windrows that are sitting on the Salt Lot, and upon completion sift through cured compost to produce our beautiful end product - rich compost ready for the garden.
2013 ¡Composting Gowanus! dates are here!