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The Conservancy can only continue working to turn the Gowanus Canal into a beautiful, historic, green recreational destination with your generous support.

2015 Garden and Compost Internship

The GCC is looking for hard working and independently-minded candidates to serve as interns to help maintain and organize volunteers to steward the Conservancy’s gardens, nursery and street trees.

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2015 Clean & Green Schedule

Celebrate six years of volunteer programs throughout the Gowanus. Join the Gowanus Canal Conservancy and hundreds of volunteers to make the Gowanus Canal and its watershed more open, clean, and alive.

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Community Design Fellowship Summer 2015

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Gowanus Canal Spring Walking Tours

Join us for a Gowanus Canal Walking tour and learn about the canal's history, ecosystem, Superfund, and Conservancy design-build projects.

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Urban Ecology Lecture Series

It is finally starting to feel like spring so let's talk about urban flora!

Join us for our second panel discussion on Tuesday April 28 6:30-8PM on

Native and Not: NYC's Dynamic Flora

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2015 Clean & Green Schedule

Clean and Green

Now in its sixth year, the Clean & Green Volunteer Program has grown to a network of over 1,315 volunteers, who contributed 3,685 hours in 2014. Join us to undertake creative, environmental stewardship projects to restore the ecological health of the Canal and its watershed. For more information, click here.

The Conservancy is excited to announce a 2015 Garden and Compost Internship as a part of the Clean & Green Volunter Program. For more details, click here.

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Are you wondering what it's really like to volunteer with the Gowanus Canal Conservancy?  You can find great photos and stories from all our recent events here:

2015 ¡Composting Gowanus! Schedule

Clean and GreenEvery month, conservancy volunteers incorporate between up to 10,000 lbs of food scraps into new compost windrows. Additionally, we have a weekly turn for the existing windrows that are sitting on the Salt Lot, and upon completion sift through cured compost to produce our beautiful end product - rich compost ready for the garden.

2015 ¡Composting Gowanus! dates are here!

All compost days run monthly on Sundays from 11am - 3pm at the Salt Lot, 2 Second Ave.  Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to RSVP. For more information about our composting program, click the "More" link below.

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