Minutes of the December 1, 2015 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Meeting Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street, Carroll Gardens Presentation from Alloy Development Alloy, a Brooklyn developer, has recently moved into Gowanus with several projects, including a new headquarters. Alloy has partnered with the owners of the Canal-adjacent properties currently under consideration as… Read more »

EPA, New York City Reach Agreement on Siting of CSO Retention Tanks

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the City of New York have reached a proposed agreement on the siting of two sewer and storm water retention tanks intended to reduce combined sewer overflows into the Gowanus Canal. In addition, the EPA announced that it will hold a public meeting about the agreement on April 25… Read more »

Minutes of the June 30, 2015 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Meeting Tuesday, June 30, 2015 41 1st Street, Brooklyn NY 11231, Mary Star of the Sea, Community Room EPA UPDATE Report from Christos Tsiamis, EPA Project Manager for the Gowanus Canal Cleanup The EPA Pilot Study on the Canal ends on July 1, 2015. EPA has met with National Grid and its… Read more »

LTCP Annual Citywide Public Meeting – Tuesday, January 12, 6 p.m.

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This Tuesday, January 12, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., the New York City Department of Environmental Protection will hold its annual public meeting on the citywide Long-Term Control Plans, green infrastructure & municipal separate storm-sewer systems. The meeting will take place at: LaGuardia Community College Building E – Poolside Café (use Van Dam Street Entrance) 31-10… Read more »

Tonight: Last CAG General Meeting of 2015

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group holds its final general meeting of 2015 this evening at 6:30 p.m., at Mary Star of the Sea, 41 1st Street, in Carroll Gardens. The agenda will include an update from the EPA, a discussion with Alloy Development and New York City’s Departments of Environmental Protection and Parks and Recreation about Alloy’s proposal to… Read more »

Swimmable? Maybe some day. But we’re resolved that Gowanus Canal water quality improves.

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In light of the second Gowanus Canal swim this year by clean-water activist Christopher Swain, we thought we’d reiterate that the first resolution passed by the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group, way back in March 2012, was a call to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) and the New York State Department of… Read more »

NYC DEP Submits Draft CSO Facility Site Recommendation Reports to EPA

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The New York City Department of Environmental Protection submitted the Draft CSO Facility Site Recommendation Reports to the EPA last week, for the RH-034 (head-end of the Gowanus Canal) and OH-007 (mid-Canal) sewer outfall retention tanks.  The reports explain the DEP’s site recommendations in detail. You can view PDF copies of the reports by clicking… Read more »

NYC DEP Reveals Proposed Sites for Gowanus Canal CSO Retention Tanks

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New York City Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Emily Lloyd and NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver revealed the proposed sites for two large retention tanks intended to reduce combined sewer overflows into the Gowanus Canal at the June meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group this past Tuesday evening. The tanks, a remedy ordered… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Holds June Meeting Tonight

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group holds its monthly meeting tonight, June 30th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Mark Star of the Sea Senior Apartments at 41 1st Street in Carroll Gardens. The agenda is as follows: 6:30 – 6:45 PM: Introductions and Updates Introductions Project Updates (EPA) 6:45 – 8:00 PM: Conversation with NYCDEP… Read more »