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

Public events are open to all ages and skill levels. If you wish to volunteer on your own or with a school or service club, please contact volunteer@gowanuscanalconservancy.org to RSVP or for more information. For group sizes of 10 and larger and corporate volunteers, we typically request a donation. This allows us to coordinate a project best suited for your group. For more information for large groups, please contact partnerships@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 volunteer events, please email volunteer@gowanuscanalconservancy.org. Volunteers under the age of 18 must also have a parent/guardian sign the volunteer waiver, here.

Spring 2019 Public Volunteer Events

All events are Saturdays, 10am-1pm (unless indicated otherwise)

Sunday, March 10, 9am-1pm – CANCELLED due to inclement weather
Gowanus Tree Network: President Street Tree Guard Install

April 13
Earth Day, Plant Sale, and Compost Giveback

May 4
Riverkeeper Riversweep and Plant Sale

May 18
Clean & Green, Plant Sale, and Compost Giveback

June 1
Gowanus Tree Network: Tree Stewardship

June 15
Carroll Street Tree Stewardship and Global Water Day

Partners and Sponsors

Patagonia Soho
Rockefeller Foundation
Council Member Brad Lander
Council Member Stephen Levin
Big Reuse
Brooklyn Brewery
Whole Foods