In Memoriam: Bette Stoltz

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We are terribly saddened to learn of the passing of our Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group colleague, and long-time local activist, Bette Stoltz, who died Thursday, November 19 after a brief illness. Our most sincere condolences go out to Bette’s family and many friends. The CAG’s Katia Kelly posted a touching tribute to Bette on her… Read more »

Swimmable? Maybe some day. But we’re resolved that Gowanus Canal water quality improves.

Posted by & filed under Frontpage, LTCP, NYC DEP, NYS DEC, Water Quality & Technical.

In light of the second Gowanus Canal swim this year by clean-water activist Christopher Swain, we thought we’d reiterate that the first resolution passed by the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group, way back in March 2012, was a call to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) and the New York State Department of… Read more »

NYSDEC Announces Start of Remediation Work at Gowanus Canal Northside Brownfield Site

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is beginning remediation of the Gowanus Canal Northside site (also known as the Bayside Fuel Oil Depot) under New York State’s Brownfield Cleanup Program. Work will include dismantling and removing oil storage tanks, piping and associated shallow contaminated soil for disposal off-site, in preparation of a full Remedial Investigation. Based… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution on Oversight of the Fulton Municipal Works Brownfield Site

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group adopted the following resolution at its April, 2015 General Meeting: On Friday, April 3, 2015, the NYSDEC announced the release of a Proposed Remediation Action Plan (PRAP) addressing Contamination at the Fulton Municipal Works Site adjacent to the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. On Thursday, April 16, the DEC held a public… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution on Diversity

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group adopted the following resolution at its April, 2013 General Meeting: Given the CAG’s charter to be inclusive of diverse stakeholders that make up the communities surrounding the Gowanus Canal, the CAG should be mindful of having broad and diverse CAG representation reflective of the socio-economic diversity in the communities immediately… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution on Proposed Remedial Action Plan (Water Quality/Technical Committee Comment)

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group adopted the following resolution at its April, 2013 General Meeting, in regard to the Water Quality/Technical Committee’s comment on the EPA’s Proposed Remedial Action Plan (PRAP) for the Gowanus Canal: As the Proposed Plan establishes methods for removal of contaminated sediments for the entire width and length of the canal,… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution on Proposed Remedial Action Plan (Administrative Committee Comment)

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group adopted the following resolution at its April, 2013 General Meeting, in regard to the Administrative Committee’s comment on the EPA’s Proposed Remedial Action Plan (PRAP) for the Gowanus Canal: The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group, comprised of fifty plus (50+) members representing over thirty organizations and 20 non-organizational members, wishes… 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 »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution on Ecological Restoration

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group adopted the following resolution at its May, 2012 General Meeting: The Superfund cleanup should be consistent with and advance current and future plans for ecological restoration, shoreline softening, riparian buffers, expanded wetlands, habitat restoration, and increased public access pursuant to the goals of the Hudson-Raritan Estuary Restoration Plan and the… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution on Water Classification

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group adopted the following resolution at its March, 2012 General Meeting: The Gowanus Superfund Community Advisory Group hereby resolves that the water of the Gowanus Canal be reclassified from its current industrial standard, which is designated Class-SD. Class-SD only mandates a minimal level of dissolved oxygen be maintained in the… Read more »