Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution on the Brownfield Cleanup of the Northside Site and Historical Significance

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At its April 25, 2017 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution, originally proposed by the CAG’s Archaeology Committee. Henry Willems NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Environmental Remediation 625 Broadway Albany, NY 12233-7017 By Email: henry.willems@dec.ny.gov Site Name: Gowanus Canal Northside Site Code: C224080 Program: Brownfield Cleanup Program The following… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution on Archaeological History

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group adopted the following resolution at its May, 2012 General Meeting: The Gowanus has a unique and complex history: as part of the New York harbor estuary, as a pre-industrial tidal mill pond site, as a Revolutionary War battlefield and burial grounds, and as an important transportation route in our nation’s… Read more »

Archaeology Committee Meeting Minutes April 20, 2015

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Agenda of April 20 th Meeting:   7:00 – 7:05 PM: Welcome, Introductions, Agenda Check 7:05 – 7:20 PM: Discuss Any Updates on Consulting Party Role/Structure/Process Identify specific questions for EPA.   7:20 – 7:40 PM: Finalize Memo Describing Concerns about the 1st Street Basin Discuss feedback received at the full CAG meeting on the… Read more »

Archaeology Committee Mission Statement

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To protect, preserve, and document the cultural and natural history of the Gowanus Canal. To restore the community memory of the working canal and make this unique heritage publicly accessible. To raise awareness of the historic landscape without hindering the canal cleanup.