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EXPO Gowanus

Join us for our first Expo Gowanus, on Thursday May 28 5:00PM-8:00PM at PS 32, a free event featuring Design, Stewardship, and Investigation projects and ideas that beautify and enhance the health of the Gowanus Canal and Watershed. Click "MORE" for additional information.

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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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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 ¡Composting Gowanus! Schedule

Join us as we incorporate up to 10,000 pounds of food scraps into a new compost windrow every month!

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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.

Urban Ecology Lecture Series

Urban Ecology Lecture Series

NOTE: If RSVP's are sold out, we encourage you to come and arrive early anyway for our event!

Tuesday April 28 6:30PM-8PM continues our exploration of "Living Things in an Urban Ecosystem" with a lively panel discussion on Native and Not: NYC's Dynamic Flora. Moderated by Leila Mougoui Bakhtiari of NYC Parks, our panelists will unravel plant invasives. What are they? How is our urban flora changing in response to human cycles of disturbance? And should we take action through stewardship practices? Dynamic presentations, a panel discussion and a Q&A will help us deepen our understand of urban flora within the context of urban ecology.

RSVP, join in the discussion and help the Gowanus Canal Conservancy welcome our newest Gowanus brewery and venue sponsor Threes Brewing

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