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2017 GCC Annual Meeting & Party

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Thursday, October 26, 6:30-10:00pm2017 GCC Annual Meeting & Party

501 Union St 
Thursday, October 26
6:30 - 10:00pm

Join us on October 26th to learn more about the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, and how you can get involved!
Hear updates on our volunteer, education and design programs, focused on the Gowanus Lowlands - a network of parks and public spaces centered on the Gowanus Canal and connected to its surrounding watershed.
6:30 Mingling, drinks and snacks
7:00 Presentation
8:00 More mingling, drinks and snacks!
Become a member when you RSVP, to support environmental stewardship, education and advocacy in 2018. Limited time only! Sign up for an Associate membership and up, and receive a free GCC hat during the Annual Meeting.
Complimentary beverages from Brooklyn Brewery and Gowanus Wine Merchants, dessert from Michel et Augustin, vegan empanadas from Vspot, dumplings from Hey Hey Canteen, bread from Runner & Stone, and more.

Join us on October 26th to learn more about the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, and how you can get involved!

Hear updates on our volunteer, education and design programs, focused on the Gowanus Lowlands - a network of parks and public spaces centered on the Gowanus Canal and connected to its surrounding watershed.

6:30 Mingling, drinks and snacks
7:00 Presentation
8:00 More mingling, drinks and snacks!

Become a member when you RSVP, to support environmental stewardship, education and advocacy in 2018. Limited time only! Sign up for an Associate membership and up, and receive a free GCC hat during the Annual Meeting.

Complimentary beverages from Brooklyn Brewery and Gowanus Wine Merchants, dessert from Michel et Augustin, vegan empanadas from Vspot, dumplings from Hey Hey Canteen, bread from Runner & Stone, and more.

Thanks to our sponsors:

501 Union Logo       Brooklyn Brewery Logo             

Sunday, October 22, 2:00-4:00pmDrawing Water: Making Historic Streams Visible

155 Smith St.
2:00 pm - Sidewalk Stream Painting Workshop

61 Local 
61 Bergen St.
4:00 pm - Panel Discussion

NYC H2O brings artist Stacy Levy for a participatory stream painting workshop to trace the path of an old stream that once flowed in the neighborhood. Under our streets and sidewalks many of the original streams in the area still flow underground. Sometimes historic streams follow the man-made course set out to contain them, and sometimes they 'go wild', finding their own passage underneath the urban fabric. 


Levy is an internationally known artist who specializes in creating artful, site-specific interventions and engagements with water ecology. She will work with Eymund Diegel and Steve Duncan to locate one of these historic streams and make it visible through temporary paint, drawing a portrait of the stream's course. 

 

A panel discussion with artist Stacy Levy; Urban Explorer Steve Duncan; Geographer Eymund Diegel and Gowanus Canal Conservancy's Diana Gruberg will follow at 4:00pm. 

 

RSVP on Eventbrite or Facebook

 

 

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

Plant Sales 2017

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

Fall Plant Sale Events:
Saturday, September 9 , 10am-1pm
2nd Place and Smith St, Brooklyn 11231

Saturday, September 23, 10am-1pm
Park Slope Food Coop, 782 Union St, Brooklyn 11215

Sunday, October 15, 10am-1pm
2 Second Avenue, Brooklyn 11215 

Or, by appointment at Carroll & Nevins St. Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or call 718-541-4378.
GCC Nursery: 431 Carroll St, Brooklyn 11215

Get your hardy native perennials in Gowanus, Brooklyn!

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 >