Minutes of the September 26, 2017 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal CAG Meeting Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street Announcements: Doug Sarno opened the meeting at 6:35 p.m. The August meeting summary was approved with no revisions. The Gowanus Town Hall with Nydia Velázquez was tentatively re-scheduled for 11/16. Project Updates (Christos Tsiamis, EPA Remedial Project Manager)… Read more »

Dredging and Capping Pilot Study underway in Gowanus Canal’s 4th Street Basin

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Earlier this month, contractors working for the Environmental Protection Agency began work on a dredging and capping pilot study in the Gowanus Canal’s 4th Street Turning Basin. The process involves installation of steel sheeting in front of existing bulkheads, followed by dredging of contaminated sediment from the canal, before the installation of a multi-layered protective… Read more »

Minutes of the June 27, 2017 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal CAG Meeting Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street Announcements: Doug Sarno opened the meeting at 6:40. The May meeting summary was approved with no revisions.   Project Updates Christos Tsiamis, EPA Project Manager, presented the updates. Two things have happened since last meeting: EPA received… Read more »

Minutes of the November 29, 2016 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal CAG Meeting Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street CAG Facilitator Doug Sarno opened the meeting at 6:40 p.m. CAG members and guests introduced themselves. The minutes of the October CAG meeting were approved. Announcements Waterfront Alliance – Holiday Party Dec. 7, 2016 in office EPA Updates Christos… Read more »

Minutes of the October 25, 2016 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal CAG Meeting Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street Introductions September minutes approved. CAG Announcements A petition to rename part of Union Street to Bette Stoltz Way was distributed. Message from former CAG member Angela Murphy – she misses the CAG. Admin Committee requests response to this… Read more »

Minutes of the October 14, 2016 Outreach Committee Meeting

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Outreach Committee met on Friday, October 14, at 8:30 a.m., at the offices of the Fifth Avenue Committee, at 621 Degraw Street. The agenda included discussion of choosing future meeting dates and times to best accommodate all Committee members, brainstorming the future of the Outreach Committee, and discussion of key initiatives for… Read more »

Minutes of the September 27, 2016 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal CAG Meeting Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street CAG Facilitator Doug Sarno opened the meeting at 6:40 PM. CAG members and guests introduced themselves. July minutes were presented and approved. EPA Updates At the July CAG meeting EPA discussed the start of work at the Fourth… Read more »

EPA Begins Removing Debris from Gowanus Canal’s 4th Street Basin

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Contractors working for the Environmental Protection Agency today began the process of removing debris from the Gowanus Canal’s 4th Street Turning Basin, a necessary first step to facilitate the dredging of toxic materials from the canal bed. The work being performed in the 4th Street Basin, a pilot project that will eventually be replicated throughout… Read more »

EPA to Begin Removing Debris from Gowanus Canal’s 4th Street Basin This Week

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The Environmental Protection Agency will begin a pilot project to remove debris from the Gowanus Canal’s 4th Street Basin on or about Monday, October 24. The work is expected to last three to four weeks. Debris removal is a precursor to the dredging of contaminated materials, and is necessary to maximize the efficacy of the… Read more »

Minutes of the July 26, 2016 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal CAG Meeting Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street EPA Updates Updates on the Fourth Street Basin Work is being planned at the extension of Fourth Street Basin by Whole Foods and the other side of the Third Avenue Bridge (National Grid is conducting the work)…. Read more »