The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Admin Committee met via Zoom conference on Monday, November 30th, at 10:00 a.m. Committee members attending:Katia KellyRita Miller Guest:Margaret Maugenest (who has expressed an interest to join the committee, this marking her first meeting) 1) Discussion regarding new member applications There were nine (9) applications submitted over the last… Read more »
The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Admin Committee met via Zoom conference on Friday, September 18th, at 10:00 a.m. Committee members attending:Jerry ArmerBen JonesKatia KellyRita Miller 1) Committee reviewed and approved final Addendum to Charter 2) Committee reviewed nine (9) CAG applications – will report to general group Regarding applications –Discussed the need to elaborate… Read more »
EPA Region 2 issued the following press release yesterday in conjunction with the start of dredging of the Gowanus Canal. NEW YORK – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2 Administrator Pete Lopez, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, New York State Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon, New York City Councilmember Brad Lander, members of the Gowanus Canal Community… Read more »
The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group is deeply gratified that dredging of the upper portion of the canal is getting underway today. It’s truly a momentous day for Gowanus. The start of dredging comes just over 10 years from the date of the first meeting of the Community Advisory Group, which convened in October, 2010,… Read more »
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will begin dredging operations in the main channel of the Gowanus Canal north of the 3rd Street Bridge on November 16, 2020. Dredging will begin just south of the Carroll Street bridge and will continue between the Carroll and Union Street bridges, followed by dredging north of the Union Street… Read more »
The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Land Use Committee met via Zoom conference on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. CAG Members present: David BriggsKatia KellyLouis KleinmanHildegaard LinkSteve MarcusMargaret MaugenestRita MillerAndrea ParkerBrad VogelMaryann Young Guests: Jo CoronaOwen FooteBrad HamiltonMaria HodermarskaSandye RenzMiranda SielaffTalli SomekhTerri Thomson (National Grid) Open Items: Item 1 Peter Reich had asked a question regarding… Read more »
If you weren’t able to attend our October 27th general meeting, you can view the video recording of the meeting – as well as recordings of our April, May, July and September meetings – on our Vimeo page. Just visit vimeo.com/showcase/gowanuscag and click on any of the videos.
The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Land Use Committee met via Zoom conference on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. CAG Members present: David BriggsLouis KleinmanSteve MarcusAndrea ParkerPeter ReichBrad VogelSue WolfeMaryann Young Guests: Terri Thomson (National Grid) Open Items: Item 1 5th Street turning basin (carried over from August meeting). The current draft of the resolution was reviewed… Read more »
Since we shifted to meeting by Zoom in April, we’ve recorded our general meetings. You can access video recordings of past General meetings at vimeo.com/showcase/gowanuscag.
Salvatore “Buddy” Scotto, a founding member for the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group who represented the Carroll Gardens Association on the CAG, passed away on Friday, September 11, 2020, at the age of 91. Buddy was a long-time advocate for the cleanup and restoration of the Gowanus Canal, among many other community-minded endeavors. He founded the Carroll… Read more »