Volunteer

Each year over 1,000 volunteers take part in exciting and creative projects that expand green spaces in the Gowanus Watershed. We install gardens, take care of street trees and bioswales, propagate native plants, and much more. Join us for our monthly volunteer events!

Our public events are open to all ages and skill levels. For group sizes of 10 and larger, please contact volunteer@gowanuscanalconservancy.org. For corporate volunteering inquiries, please contact cait@gowanuscanalconservancy.org

All activities are outdoors. Be sure to wear closed-toed shoes (boots preferable), clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, and sunscreen/hat if needed. Bring a water bottle, we will have water to refill. Volunteers under the age of 18 must also have a parent/guardian sign the volunteer waiver.

To sign up for the events below, please email volunteer@gowanuscanalconservancy.org. Volunteers under the age of 18 must also have a parent/guardian sign the volunteer waiver, here.

April 14 – Carroll Park, Smith Street Trees and Transit Garden

April 22 – Earth Day at the Salt Lot

April 28 – Bioblitz: City Nature Challenge at the Salt Lot

May 5 – Riverkeeper Riversweep, Location TBD

May 19 – EXPO Gowanus & Plant Sale at Thomas Greene Park (Degraw Street and 3rd Avenue)

June 3 – Gowanus Tree Network Tree Stewardship, Location TBD

July 7 – Location TBD

August 12 – Location TBD

Check back for Fall 2018 dates!

Partners and Sponsors

Patagonia Soho
Tough Mudder
Citi Foundation
Rockefeller Foundation
Council Member Brad Lander
Council Member Stephen Levin
Table 87
Whole Foods
Brooklyn Brewery