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Gowanus Green + Blue - 10th Birthday Bash

10th anni

10th anni

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Attention Citizen Scientists

 

NYU Tandon School of Engineering and Dynamical Systems Lab has been doing research on the Gowanus Canal since 2013. Building an aquatic environmental monitoring 'robot' that can go on the surface of the canal, take pictures, measure water quality and transmit the data, and have recently launched a website to engage people who are interested in the environmental problems of the Gowanus Canal as citizen scientists to monitor the environment. 

 

“Users can look at the pictures taken by our aquatic robot, and classify them as either "threat" or "no threat" to the environment. With the help of citizen scientists, we can understand where on the canal is polluted. Further, by aggregating users' data, we can improve the accuracy of information, which is important in citizen science projects.”

 

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Gowanus ArtLab Workshops 2017

Jessica Dalrymple at Artlab

Whole Foods Esplanade, SW Corner (near the water), 214 3rd St, Brooklyn 11215
[Click here for exact location]
RSVP for all workshops here.

ArtLab Gowanus is a popup structure on the Whole Foods Esplanade that hosts monthly site-specific FREE art workshops, taught by local artists.

The “lab” is a steel-framed pop-up structure that provides flexible workspace for groups and individuals. There are built-in work surfaces, as well as storage for smaller drawing boards that participants can borrow for use in the nearby bench seating or around the neighborhood. By offering a space along the canal for site-specific art-making, this structure places value on different ways of seeing an often maligned water body and its surrounding neighborhood. It acts as a new lens along the Gowanus Canal, opening up opportunities for discovery through art and stewardship.

May Featured Artist: Rachael Wren

Saturday, May 20, 2:00-4:00pm
Abstracting the Gowanus with Rachael Wren
In this workshop, participants will explore and experience the process of abstracting from the natural world.  Using pencil, charcoal, and ink, and working from observation of the Gowanus Canal, participants will be guided through a series of drawings in which they investigate the concepts of rhythm, mark, shape, texture, space, scale, and composition.  The emphasis will be on working quickly, making many small drawings. Experimentation will be encouraged as we work towards the goal of creating images that capture the characteristics or essence of the Gowanus landscape we are observing, without being naturalistic representations of it.
www.rachaelwren.com
RSVP for Abstracting the Gowanus on Eventbrite 

Rachael Wren 

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Gowanus Canal Watershed: Open Sewer Atlas NYC

In partnership with Open Sewer Atlas NYC, we've developed a guide to the Gowanus Canal Watershed - a tool to advocate for open data on sewer infrastructure. Click on the below images to view the map up close!

NYC OPEN SEWER ATLAS

NYC OPEN SEWER ATLAS 2

For more information about this project or questions about Open Sewer Atlas NYC, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). You can follow their project and check out their interactive sewer map at: openseweratlas.tumblr.com.

Cartography and GIS analysis by Korin Tangtrakul. Graphic design by Gowanus Canal Conservancy. Information used in the creation of this document was sourced from the NYC DEP Long Term Control Plan and Green Infrastructure Plan. GIS shapefiles were sourced from the NYC DEP, DCP, DOT, AND DoITT.

Funding provided by the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute through a grant from the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute or the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.
Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Environmental Conservation.

Funding provided by the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute through a grant from the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute or the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.
Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Environmental Conservation.

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GCC Pop-Up Nursery

Plant Sales 2017

June 10th, The Salt Lot, 2 Second Ave, Brooklyn 11215 (enter zip in Google)

By appointment at Carroll & Nevins St. Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or call 718-541-4378. 

Additional Dates:

- May 6th, 10am-1pm, The Salt Lot, 2 Second Ave, Brooklyn 11215 (enter zip in Google)  
[Update as of 4/25/17: Due to construction at this site, we will no longer be able to host a plant sale on May 6. Please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to make an appointment. We apologize for any inconvenience!]

- June 10th, 10am-pm, The Salt Lot, 2 Second Ave, Brooklyn 11215 (enter zip in Google)

Get your native perennials this spring!

Volunteers and students help us grow a wide array of mostly native plants well-adapted to our urban conditions. These plants will be installed in gardens throughout the Watershed, and are also for sale. See 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 for supporting our 2016 Nursery.

  

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