CANCELLED: March 24th Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group General Meeting

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In keeping with best practices for limiting person-to-person transmission of the Novel Coronavirus, we are cancelling our March General Meeting, which had been scheduled for March 24th. If any important developments or news happens regarding the Gowanus Canal Superfund cleanup, we will keep you informed by posting information to this website, emailing it to our… Read more »

Next Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group General Meeting: Tuesday, February 25, 6:30 p.m.

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Please join us for our February General Meeting, on Tuesday, February 25, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street, in Carroll Gardens. All of our meetings are open to the public. The meeting will feature a detailed update from the EPA on the plans… Read more »

Minutes of the February 4, 2020 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal CAG Land Use Committee

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Land Use Committee met on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at the offices of the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, at 232 3rd Street. CAG Members present: David BriggsKatia KellyLouis KleinmanSteve MarcusAndrea ParkerPeter ReichBrad VogelMaryann YoungSusan Yung Guests: Diana GrubergTerri Thomson (National Grid) Item 1 Brad drafted a resolution for the CAG… Read more »

Minutes of the February 4, 2020 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Admin Committee

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Gowanus CAG Administration Committee meeting, February 4, 2020.Held in the Carroll Park Park House. Present:Jerry ArmerBen JonesKatia KellyMaryann YoungRita Miller (on the phone) Pending Applications:Jennifer Jones: Rita will reach out to ask her to consider becoming an at-large member, since her organization/school does not seem to be active yet.Mike Song: Katia will make sure he will be… Read more »

Minutes of the January 7, 2020 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal CAG Land Use Committee

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Land Use Committee met on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at the offices of the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, at 232 3rd Street. CAG Members present: David BriggsKatia KellyHildegaard LinkSteve MarcusAndrea ParkerPeter ReichMaryann Young Guest: Terri Thomson (National Grid) Item 1 Proposed flood gate at the mouth of the canal. What… Read more »

Minutes of the January 16, 2020 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal CAG Outreach Committee

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Outreach Committee met on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at the offices of the Fifth Avenue Committee, at 621 Degraw Street. CAG Attendees: Sabine Aronowsky, Christine Petro, Eric McClure Guests: Benjamin Solotaire, Jennifer Jones Agenda: • 10th Anniversary Event• Updates to the Timeline Jennifer knows someone who lives in the… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Submits Formal Request to NYS DEC for Reclassification of Gowanus Canal Surface Waters to Class-I

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The Gowanus Canal Superfund Community Advisory Group (CAG) on February 5th submitted a formal request for water reclassification, or a “reclass petition,” to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Division of Water, Bureau of Water Assessment and Management. The CAG seeks to reclassify the surface waters of the Gowanus Canal, north of… Read more »

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces Public Meeting for New York New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries Study on February 27, 2020

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New York District, in cooperation with non-federal sponsors the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, has announced a public meeting for the New York New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries (NYNJHAT) Study on February 27, 2020 in Rockaway Park, Queens. … Read more »

EPA Issues Administrative Order Requiring Start of Gowanus Canal Superfund Site Cleanup

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it is issuing an administrative order requiring the start of the Superfund cleanup of the Gowanus Canal. The EPA cited the order as a major milestone in the cleanup of the site. It covers the cleanup of roughly the upper third of the canal, designated as… Read more »

Next Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group General Meeting: Tuesday, January 28, 6:30 p.m.

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Please join us for our first General Meeting of 2020, on Tuesday, January 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street, in Carroll Gardens. All of our meetings are open to the public. DRAFT AGENDA  (all times are approximate) 6:30 – 6:40 PM:     Welcome and Introductions … Read more »