Minutes of the September 21, 2021 Meeting of the Gowanus CAG Admin Committee

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Admin Committee met via Zoom conference on Tuesday, September 21st, at 10:30 a.m. Committee members attending:Jerry ArmerKatia KellyLouis KleinmanMargaret MaugenestRita Miller Other CAG members attending:MaryAnn Young (CORD Alternate) EPA:Natalie Loney Committee agreed to notify CAG members who never responded to last several surveys that their membership has been terminated… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution in Support of EPA’s Administrative Order of March 29, 2021

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At its June 22, 2021 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution in support of EPA’s Administrative Order of March 29, 2021. The resolution reads as follows: Resolved:In order for the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group (CAG) to consider any rezoning within the Gowanus canal watershed, the City of New… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution Regarding the Process and Design of the Gowanus Canal Owls Head CSO Facility

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At its June 22, 2021 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution regarding the process underlying and the design of the planned Gowanus Canal Owls Head CSO facility. The resolution reads as follows: Resolved:In recognition of the current ULURP (Uniform Land Use Review Procedure) underway for the Site Selection and… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution Requesting NYC DEP Public Engagement Regarding Mid-Canal CSO Tank Design

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution in July, 2020 requesting that the EPA require the New York City Department of Environmental Protection to seek community input for the design of the mid-canal CSO tank planned for the Salt Lot. The resolution reads as follows: Resolved:The CAG requests that EPA require DEP… Read more »

Archaeological Review of Material Dredged from the Gowanus Canal

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In accordance with the Level 1 Archaeological Monitoring protocol outlined in the Cultural Resource Monitoring Plan for the Gowanus Canal Superfund cleanup, materials dredged from the canal are examined for possible archaeological and cultural significance. These include not only larger objects, but also dredged soft sediments that are placed directly into scows, floated by barge… Read more »

Coast Guard Closes Gowanus Canal to Boating North of 9th Street Through November, 2021

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The U.S. Coast Guard and EPA have closed the Gowanus Canal to all recreational boating between Butler Street and 9th Street through November 30, 2021. From the Coast Guard’s updated Notice to Mariners: The Gowanus Canal is closed to all recreational boating between 9th Street and Butler Street, including use of the 2nd Street public… Read more »

Remembering Linda Mariano

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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,… Read more »