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Join us for a tour of the Gowanus Canal and surrounding lowland neighborhood with Gowanus Canal Conservancy (GCC) founder Andy Simons to learn about how one of the most polluted water bodies in the country is undergoing a remarkable transformation. Hear about the conservancy from its modest volunteer beginnings to its role today as a robust stewardship-and-advocacy group, working to build and maintain innovative green infrastructure in the Gowanus Watershed. Participants will gain an overview of the history of the Gowanus Canal, its ecosystem, and the ongoing clean-up and related planning processes, including the Gowanus Lowlands Master Plan developed in partnership with SCAPE Studio.

The tour includes visits to Sponge Park, an innovative, street-end green infrastructure installation designed by dlandstudio; views of progress on the first pilot dredging work through the Superfund; and the GCC’s Salt Lot Compost Facility and Nursery.

Organized by
Van Alen Institute
Sunday, 11/04
1pm to 2:30pm
Location
Union Street Bridge, 501 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
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