EPA Region 2 Administrator Supports CAG-Proposed Community Visioning Process for North End of Gowanus Canal

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In a letter to City Council Member Stephen Levin dated April 19, EPA Region 2 Administrator Peter Lopez expressed support for a community visioning process focused on the future of the area surrounding the northern end of the Gowanus Canal, an idea initiated by the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group (CAG) in a resolution passed… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution on a Community Visioning Process at the North End of the Gowanus Canal

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At its March 27, 2018 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution calling for a comprehensive community visioning process for the future of the head-end of the Gowanus Canal. The resolution, addressed to local City Council Member Stephen Levin and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, reads as follows: Resolved, the… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution on Fish-Consumption Warning Signage at the Gowanus Superfund Site

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At its March 27, 2018 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group resolved to formally request that the EPA install, or direct the installation of, signage around the Gowanus Superfund site warning against consuming fish taken from the Gowanus Canal. The resolution, addressed to Christos Tsiamis, Senior Project Manager, Gowanus Canal Project U.S. EPA… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution on Creation of Section 106 Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for Gowanus Station Building

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At its March 27, 2018 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution asking that the EPA ensure strict adherence to the Section 106 Memorandum of Agreement governing the contract for demolition pertaining to the Gowanus Station building. The resolution, addressed to Christos Tsiamis, Senior Project Manager, Gowanus Canal Project U.S…. Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution on Preservation of Water Supply Distribution Building at 234 Butler Street

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At its March 27, 2018 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution seeking the preservation of the Water Supply Distribution Building at 234 Nevins Street, which occupies a portion of the site potentially slated for construction of large combined-sewer-overflow retention tank. The resolution, addressed to Christos Tsiamis, Senior Project Manager,… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution Requesting Support for NYS Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags

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At its March 27, 2018 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed a resolution requesting support from state elected officials for a bill currently before the legislature that seeks to ban single-use plastic bags. The resolution, addressed to local State Senator Velmanette Montgomery and local Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon, as well as members… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution on Preliminary Sites for NRDA Restoration Process

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At its September 26, 2017 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution, originally proposed by the CAG’s Land Use Committee. Resolution on Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration Process for the Gowanus Canal and its Surrounding Environs Whereas the EPA Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group [CAG] seeks the best possible environmental… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution on the Brownfield Cleanup of the Northside Site and Historical Significance

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At its April 25, 2017 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution, originally proposed by the CAG’s Archaeology Committee. Henry Willems NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Environmental Remediation 625 Broadway Albany, NY 12233-7017 By Email: henry.willems@dec.ny.gov Site Name: Gowanus Canal Northside Site Code: C224080 Program: Brownfield Cleanup Program The following… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution on Thomas Greene Playground

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At its January 24, 2017 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution, originally proposed by the CAG’s Land Use Committee. Whereas the community has lost a significant number of mature trees recently with the construction of the high level storm sewer along Third Avenue and Carroll Street; and  Whereas the construction operations for a… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution on the Canal’s 1st Street Turning Basin

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At its September 27, 2016 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution, originally proposed by the CAG’s Land Use Committee. Whereas the CAG adopted the following resolution in May, 2012: “The Superfund cleanup should be consistent with and advance current and future plans for ecological restoration, shoreline softening, riparian buffers, expanded wetlands,… Read more »