The Gowanus Canal Cleanup: A Community Town Hall Meeting, Thursday, June 30, 6 p.m.

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Learn about the ongoing cleanup of the Gowanus Canal from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency representatives and elected officials. The Gowanus Canal is one of the most polluted bodies of water in the United States — but did you know that there is work being done to clean it up? In 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency… Read more »

NYC DEP Public Engagement Meeting on Gowanus Canal “Owls Head” CSO Facility, Thursday, May 12, 7:00 p.m.

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On Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 7 p.m., the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host another online public-engagement meeting about the development of the Gowanus Canal “Owls Head” combined-sewer overflow facility planned for 2nd Avenue and 6th Street in Brooklyn. DEP and the design team will report back on the feedback… Read more »

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Public Availability Session on former Fulton Manufactured Gas Site, Wednesday, April 20, 7:00 p.m.

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will host a virtual public availability session on Wednesday, April 20, at 7:00 p.m., to discuss the remedy to address contamination related to Parcel III and a portion of Parcel IV of the Fulton Works Former MGP site located adjacent to Nevins Street between Degraw and Sackett… Read more »

Public Engagement Meeting for Gowanus Canal “Owls Head” CSO Facility, February 10, 7 p.m.

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On Thursday, February 10, at 7 p.m., the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host an online public-engagement meeting about the development of the Gowanus Canal “Owls Head” combined-sewer overflow facility planned for 2nd Avenue and 6th Street in Brooklyn. DEP and the design team will provide a brief overview of the… Read more »

Upcoming NYCDEP Unified Stormwater Rule Informational Briefings

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The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold informational briefings about the forthcoming Unified Stormwater Rule (USWR) on Monday, December 20th, at 4 p.m., and again on Tuesday, January 4th, at 10 a.m. The proposed Unified Stormwater Rule amendments are now available for public review and comment. This rule includes amendments to Chapter 31… Read more »

Virtual Town Hall on Flooding with FEMA and Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, Tuesday, November 9th, 6 p.m.

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Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez will host a virtual town hall meeting on Tuesday, November 9th, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Small Business Administration’s Disaster Assistance unit, focused on flooding and how to access government assistance. Recent storms, especially Hurricane Ida, caused catastrophic flooding in many… 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 »

Citywide & East River/Open Waters LTCP Recommended Plan Meeting

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Join the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for a public meeting on the Citywide & East River/Open Waters Long Term Control Plan (LTCP). The goal of the LTCP is to better understand the water quality impacts of combined sewer overflows (CSOs) and to evaluate various CSO controls.   The meeting will include a presentation and… Read more »

Gowanus Green/Public Place Presentation to Community Board 6, Monday, December 2, 6:30 p.m.

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On Monday, December 2, at 6:30 p.m., at PS 32 in Carroll Gardens, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development and the New York City Department of City Planning will present an update on the future of the Gowanus Green/Public Place site to Brooklyn Community Board 6’s Economic, Waterfront, Community Development and… Read more »

NYSDEC Announces Start of Cleanup of former Citizens Manufactured Gas Plant; Public Open House Scheduled for June 13 at 7 p.m.

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation last week announced that cleanup of the former Citizens Manufactured Gas Plant site at Smith Street and 5th Street, also known as Public Place, will begin in June. The project should be completed in less than two years, with work being performed by contractors on behalf of… Read more »