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We need your support to build an Open, Clean and Alive Gowanus Canal Watershed!

Event Calendar

Get a glimpse of all of our upcoming events!

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EXPO Gowanus 2017

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Volunteer Training

Bioswale Maintenance Classes

Learn how to take care of Green Infrastructure!

Our Bioswale Maintenance Training class starts up this Spring! Sign up for this free course starting March 29 to learn about NYC’s newest curbside gardens. Thousands of bioswales will play an important role in managing stormwater and reducing sewage overflow. In 16 hours of free training learn how bioswales work, common bioswale plant and weed identification and how you as a volunteer can help maintain this important public space.

Class limited to 10 participants. Priority given to residents, businesses and schools in the Gowanus Watershed neighborhoods (Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, Gowanus, and Prospect Heights).

To sign up for the class, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with a brief paragraph of interest, indicating why you would like to participate. We will get back to you with your acceptance by Friday, March 18.

Find class schedule here.

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Partner Opportunities

Become a NYC Citizen Pruner through TreesNY:

Earn your Master Composter Certificate through DSNY's Master Composter Certificate Program:

Become a certified Brooklyn Urban Gardener through the Brooklyn Botanical Garden: