Linda Mariano, a founding member of both the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group and local advocacy organization Friends and Residents of Greater Gowanus (F.R.O.G.G.), passed away on Thursday, April 1st, according to a report by fellow CAG member Katia Kelly on her news blog, Pardon Me for Asking.
Linda was a passionate advocate for Gowanus, the neighborhood she called home for the better part of half a century, and she played a key role in convincing the EPA to designate the Gowanus Canal a Superfund site in 2010. She worked tirelessly to help preserve the neighborhood’s industrial heritage.
We extend our condolences to Linda’s family and many friends. We’ll share information regarding a memorial service when it’s available.