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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

2017 Clean & Green

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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 through November to make the canal and its watershed more open, clean, and alive.

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GCC Pop-Up Nursery

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 >