In August 2017, Gowanus Canal Conservancy and guest experts surveyed an area of the Gownus Canal to document the biodiversity thriving in and around this contaminated waterbody. On foot and canoe, the team traversed the area for four hours, documenting their findings using iNaturalist, a citizen science mapping application. The pilot bioblitz provides a baseline species inventory at a time when the canal and its banks are rapidly changing with a Superfund clean-up and development.

Visit iNaturalist for all of our observations.