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 »

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 »

Deadline for Public Comment on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Coastal Storm Risk Management Measures Extended Until September 20

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the public comment period until September 20th for comment on the USACE’s proposed Coastal Storm Risk Management Measures. From the USACE website: The New York New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries focus area feasibility study, which will include a tiered Environmental Impact Statement, is evaluating five initial alternatives,… Read more »

LTCP Annual Citywide Public Meeting – Tuesday, January 12, 6 p.m.

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This Tuesday, January 12, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., the New York City Department of Environmental Protection will hold its annual public meeting on the citywide Long-Term Control Plans, green infrastructure & municipal separate storm-sewer systems. The meeting will take place at: LaGuardia Community College Building E – Poolside Café (use Van Dam Street Entrance) 31-10… Read more »

Public Meeting on National Flood Insurance Program, March 31

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Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez will host a public community meeting on March 31 in conjunction with FEMA and the City of New York on changes to the National Flood Insurance Program and new preliminary flood insurance rate maps. Learn about expanded flood insurance purchase requirements. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released draft maps to… Read more »

Flooding and Sewer Backup Survey

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In conjunction with a ‘City Speaks’ forum on flooding and sewer backups that Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is hosting with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection on March 11th, his office is fielding a survey for Brooklyn residents who’ve experience such events.  You can email completed surveys to programs@brooklynbp.nyc.gov or fax them to (718)… Read more »