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Saturday, January 27, 2018, 10am-12pmGowanus Tree Network Info Session

Saturday, January 27, 10am-12pm
GCC Office, 543 Union St, #1E, Brooklyn 11215 (enter through alley on Nevins St)

As part of the city's Mulchfest weekend, Gowanus Canal Conservancy will be riding around the neighborhood collecting Christmas trees and hauling them back to our Salt Lot location at 2 Second Avenue for chipping! Take a break from your winter hibernation to help us collect and load trees from your neighbor's stoops.
Bring your vehicle or bike trailer to transport trees, or just bring yourself and help us collect!
Please wear closed-toed shoes (boots preferred), clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, and dress warmly! We will provide all tools, materials, and gloves including snacks and water. Bring a water bottle if you have one. All volunteers under 18 must have a parent/guardian sign a waiver to bring to the event. Any volunteers under 14 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian for the event.
If you would like to register a group, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Group limit is ten individuals.

Come learn about the Gowanus Tree Network!

The Gowanus Canal Conservancy and The Nature Conservancy are building the Gowanus Tree Network, a community of representatives from different blocks to come together to steward the urban trees of Gowanus!

Attend this kick-off info session to:

- Learn the Gowanus Tree Network and how to apply

- Meet other community members with an interest in trees and stewardship

- Voice your ideas about greening Gowanus!

The Gowanus Tree Network will establish contact between select blocks in Gowanus and provide them with training and resources to steward their street trees. Select blocks will have representatives enroll in an NYC Trees certification course, host stewardship events, and will be provided with planting materials. Chosen blocks will also enter the Greenest Block in Brooklyn competition hosted by Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, with guidance from horticulture professionals.

Enter the GCC office through the alley on the Nevins side of the corner!

RSVP on Eventbrite!

The Gowanus Lowlands: A Blueprint for NYC’s Next Great Park

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Gowanus Lowlands envisions a network of parks and public spaces centered on the Gowanus Canal and connected to its surrounding watershed. A vibrant system that prioritizes access for everyone, the Lowlands will shine a light on the canal’s history and singular beauty against a backdrop of a healthy environment and safe, connected streets. Residents, workers and visitors will be able to fully engage with all Gowanus has to offer, from its native plants and wildlife, to its thriving industry, to its hidden creeks and hypnotic waterway.

The Gowanus Lowlands is being developed in partnership with SCAPE Landscape Architecture.

Learn more here

GCC Pop-Up Nursery

Volunteers and students help us grow a wide array of mostly native plants well-adapted to our urban conditions. The plants we grow are installed in gardens throughout the Gowanus Watershed, and are also for sale. See a list of plants currently available here.

Discounts are available for GCC members, public schools, and community gardens. See here for more details.

Thanks to Alloy for hosting and Greenbelt Native Plant Center and Apiary Studio for supporting our 2017 Nursery.


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