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2017 Clean & Green


Bioswale Stewardship

Thank you to all of our volunteers who helped us make the 2017 Clean & Green season a success! Stay tuned for the 2018 volunteer schedule.

The Gowanus Canal Conservancy Clean and Green Program is a volunteer-based program that meets on Saturdays or Sundays from March to November to make the canal and its watershed more open, clean, and alive.

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Gowanus Canal Conservancy
2017 Clean & Green Dates

Please be sure to wear closed-toed shoes (boots preferable), clothes you don't mind getting dirty, and sunscreen/hat if needed. Activities and meeting locations subject to change. No prior experience needed.

Just click on the Clean & Green you would like to sign up for, or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Volunteers under the age of 18 must also have a parent/guardian sign the volunteer waiver, here.

c&g 2017

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PAST EVENTS

Saturday, April 1, 10am-12pm
Clean & Green - MS 51 x Washington Park/JJ Byrne Playground
Location:
 Washington Park/JJ Byrne Playground, 344 5th Ave, Brooklyn 11215 (at 4th St)
Description: In partnership with MS 51 and Old Stone House, we will be stewarding trees surrounding Washington Park/ JJ Byrne Playground in Park Slope. Spots are limited - preference given to neighborhood residents and MS 51 staff and students.

Saturday, March 18, 10am-1pm [POSTPONED TO SUN, APRIL 2, 10AM-1PM]
This event is booked - email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to be placed on the waiting list.
Clean & Green - Street tree and garden stewardship, nursery maintenance
Location: 431 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215 
Description: Kickoff the spring season in the outdoors! Join the Conservancy to steward local gardens, in addition to doing some nursery maintenance.

Saturday, April 8, 10am-1pm
This event is booked - email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to be placed on the waiting list.
Clean & Green - Street tree and garden stewardship, nursery maintenance
Location: 431 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215 
Description: Steward local street trees and gardens and prep them for the Spring and Summer.

Saturday, April 22, 10am-1pm
This event is booked - email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to be placed on the waiting list.
Clean & Green: Earth Day
Location: 3rd Ave and 10th St, Brooklyn 11215
Description: Celebrate Earth Day by taking care of trees and gardens in Gowanus.

Saturday, May 6, 10am-1pm
Clean & Green - Riverkeeper Riversweep 
LOCATION CHANGE: 256 Nevins St, Brooklyn, NY 11215(make sure to enter zip code in Google Maps!)
Description: As part of Riverkeeper Riversweep, the Gowanus Canal Conservancy will be stewarding local street trees and gardens. Volunteers will be using hand tools to aerate tree bed soil, applying compost, and removing debris. 

Saturday, May 20, 11am-2pm
Clean & Green - EXPO Gowanus: Thomas Greene Park Stewardship
Location: Thomas Greene Park, Douglass and Nevins St, Brooklyn 11217
Description: As part of Gowanus Canal Conservancy’s EXPO Gowanus, we will be stewarding the garden and trees in Thomas Greene Park and surrounding neighborhood.

Sunday, August 21, 11am-3pm
Clean & Green - Plant Propagation, Tree Stewardship, Bioswale Stewardship
Location: 431 Carroll St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Description: Welcome the Fall season with the Gowanus Canal Conservancy! We will be propagating plants, and stewarding bioswales and trees in the neighborhood. 

Sunday, June 4, 10am-1pm
Clean & Green : Welcome Summer! 
Location: 431 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Description: Join us to steward street trees and gardens at the northern end of Gowanus.

Saturday, July 8, 10am-1pm
Clean & Green
Location: 10th St and 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn 11215
Description: Help the Gowanus Canal Conservancy take care of local street trees and gardens by weeding, removing debris, and amending soil with compost. 

Saturday, August 5, 10am-1pm
Clean & Green: 2nd Avenue Green Out! 
Location: The Salt Lot, 2 Second Avenue, Brooklyn 11215 (make sure to enter zip code in Google Maps!)
Description: Help the Gowanus Canal Conservancy take care of local street trees and gardens by weeding, removing debris, and amending soil with compost.

Saturday, September 9, 10am-1pm 
Clean & Green - Carroll Gardens Street Tree Stewardship
Location: 2nd Place & Smith Street, Brooklyn, 11231
Description: Take care of local gardens and street trees in Carroll Gardens! 
Volunteers will be using hand tools to aerate tree bed soil, applying compost, and removing debris. 
RSVP for September 9 Clean & Green here

Sunday, September 24, 10am-1pm
Clean & Green
Location: GBX Gowanus Bay Terminal, South Red Hook, 699 Columbia St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Description: Volunteers will help build a new bioswale in Red Hook.
RSVP for September 24 Clean & Green here

Sunday, October 15, 11am-2pm
Clean & Green - Open House NY, and Plant Sale
Location: The Salt Lot, 2 Second Avenue, Brooklyn 11215 (make sure to enter zip code in Google Maps!)
Description: Stop by during Gowanus Open Studios and Open House NY Weekend to help take care of local gardens and street trees, and purchase plants to take home.
RSVP for October 15 Clean & Green here

Saturday, November 4, 10am-1pm
Clean & Green - Native planting
Location: The Salt Lot, 2 Second Avenue, Brooklyn 11215 (make sure to enter zip code in Google Maps!)
Description: We will be installing native plants at our stewardship site - Fall is a great time to plant!
RSVP for November 4 Clean & Green here

Sunday, October 29, 10am-1pm [POSTPONED DUE TO THUNDERSTORMS]
RAIN DATE: Sunday, November 12, 10am-1pm
Clean & Green - Park Slope & Fourth Avenue Tree Stewardship
Location: 
Greenspace on Fourth, 207 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Description: Help GCC steward street trees along 4th Avenue! We will be weeding, aerating the soil, and applying compost.
RSVP for November 12 Clean & Green here

Sunday, November 19, 10am-1pm
Clean & Green - End of Season Event
Location: The Salt Lot, 2 Second Avenue, Brooklyn 11215 (make sure to enter zip code in Google Maps!)
Description: Help the Gowanus Canal Conservancy send off its 2017 volunteer season by participating in native planting and tree stewardship!
RSVP for November 19 Clean & Green here

The Clean & Green Program is sponsored by:

NYC Councilmembers Steve Levin and Brad Lander - District 33 and District 39, Patagonia, Citi Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Piper Jaffray & Co., Veolia North America