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Request for Proposals - Applications due Friday, April 14Gowanus ArtLab: 2017 Call for Artists
The Gowanus ArtLab hosts small-scale art workshops in a steel-framed pop-up structure on the Whole Foods Esplanade. In 2016, the Gowanus Canal Conservancy (GCC) hosted 10 diverse workshops with artists; over 60 participants painted, photographed, and shared poetry focused on the canal and its environment.
We are looking for artists to lead workshops in the space (1 artist per month, between May-September), drawing inspiration from the built and natural environment surrounding the Art Lab. Grant recipients will receive a $200 stipend, basic supplies needed for the workshop, and featured as the artist of the month on GCC promotional material. More information here.
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.”
EXPO Gowanus 2017
Come join us at EXPO Gowanus: a neighborhood carnival of art, science, and toxic waste. Learn about issues facing our neighborhood, while having a fun day in the park!
This year's all-ages EXPO will celebrate the Gowanus community and restoring our Canal. EXPO Gowanus will be held on Thomas Greene Park on 3rd Ave and Douglass St. Join us for art-making, activism, science, dance and music performances, food, sports, and more!at
Students from local schools will showcase investigations about Gowanus water quality, green infrastructure, climate change, and other important local issues.
2017 EXPO Partners and Sponsors: Gowanus Canal Conservancy, Friends of Thomas Greene Park, Fifth Avenue Committee, Arts Gowanus, Con Edison, Partnership for Parks, Park Slope Civic Council
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!
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.
GCC Pop-Up Nursery
Carroll St. & Nevins St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Get your native perennials in the ground this fall, and they'll be established and ready to rock next 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.