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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.

2015 Garden and Compost Internship

The GCC is looking for hard working and independently-minded candidates to serve as interns to help maintain and organize volunteers to steward the Conservancy’s gardens, nursery and street trees.

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2015 Clean & Green Schedule

Celebrate six years of volunteer programs throughout the Gowanus. Join the Gowanus Canal Conservancy and hundreds of volunteers to make the Gowanus Canal and its watershed more open, clean, and alive.

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Gowanus Canal Walking Tours

Join us for a Gowanus Canal Walking tour and learn about the canal's history, ecosystem, Superfund, and Conservancy design-build projects.

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2015 ¡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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A Truck for Trees


Thanks to our awesome network of supporters, we raised $28,200 to purchase a Truck for the Trees!    

In 2014, we activated over 1,300 volunteers with our signature Clean & Green program. By nurturing our urban forest, maintaining gardens and installing an innovative Wildflower Corridor, we continue to realize our vision of an open, clean and alive Gowanus Watershed and Canal. While our volunteers are the center of our environmental stewardship, a working vehicle remains integral to maintaining our presence within the community. Watch this video to see why!

Help Gowanus Canal Conservancy Do Its Work from Brian Dentz on Vimeo.

2015 Clean & Green Schedule

Clean and Green

Now in its sixth year, the Clean & Green Volunteer Program has grown to a network of over 1,315 volunteers, who contributed 3,685 hours in 2014. Join us to undertake creative, environmental stewardship projects to restore the ecological health of the Canal and its watershed. For more information, click here.

The Conservancy is excited to announce a 2015 Garden and Compost Internship as a part of the Clean & Green Volunter Program. For more details, click here.

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