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Dive In Gowanus

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Gowanus Canal Fall Walking Tours

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Urban Ecology Lecture Series

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Whole Foods Bench Sponsorship Opportunity

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Clean & Green 2014 Schedule

March 2014 marks the start of our fifth year of volunteer programs throughout the Gowanus area. Please join the Gowanus Canal Conservancy and hundreds of volunteers to clean and plant along the Gowanus Canal.

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Ecological Effects of Estuarine Modification in Urban AreasUrban Ecology Lecture

Dr. Elisa Bone
July 23, 2014, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
FIND Home Furnishing 43 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215  

Dr. Elisa Bone will discuss the ways in which highly modified and urbanized estuarine regions are affected by human activities, and will consider management options of these areas with a focus on her current work in the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary.

Elisa Bone has a PhD in zoology and is an associate research scientist in ecology and biology. Dr. Bone has a research background in sessile marine invertebrate ecology, with an emphasis in highly developed estuarine habitats. She has a strong interest in the functional ecology and management of nearshore areas.

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This August—Dive-In Gowanus

It's back!

The Gowanus Canal Conservancy is happy to announce the second annual Dive In/ Drink Up Gowanus (August 15), a fundraiser that celebrates and draws attention to the food & bar scene in the Gowanus Watershed area, creates awareness for the enviornmental programs of the GCC, and raises funds for those critical programs. 

Click here for participating restaurants!

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