Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution on Archaeological History

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group adopted the following resolution at its May, 2012 General Meeting: The Gowanus has a unique and complex history: as part of the New York harbor estuary, as a pre-industrial tidal mill pond site, as a Revolutionary War battlefield and burial grounds, and as an important transportation route in our nation’s… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution on Ecological Restoration

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group adopted the following resolution at its May, 2012 General Meeting: The Superfund cleanup should be consistent with and advance current and future plans for ecological restoration, shoreline softening, riparian buffers, expanded wetlands, habitat restoration, and increased public access pursuant to the goals of the Hudson-Raritan Estuary Restoration Plan and the… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution on Water Classification

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group adopted the following resolution at its March, 2012 General Meeting: The Gowanus Superfund Community Advisory Group hereby resolves that the water of the Gowanus Canal be reclassified from its current industrial standard, which is designated Class-SD. Class-SD only mandates a minimal level of dissolved oxygen be maintained in the… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution on Sediment

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group adopted the following resolution at its April, 2012 General Meeting: The Gowanus Superfund Community Advisory Group fully supports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in its finding that New York City’s Combined Sewer Overflows are a significant contributor of harmful sediment and Superfund regulated PAHs and metals to the canal. The… Read more »

Waste watcher: Historian dredges up Gowanus Canal’s dirty history

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Author, historian and Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group member Joseph Alexiou has just published a new book – about the murky past of the Gowanus Canal. Story via the Brooklyn Paper: “The Gowanus Canal is a lens through which you can look at the development of Brooklyn as a city,” said historian Joseph Alexiou. “You could stand at… 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 »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group May Meeting

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group holds its May General Meeting this Tuesday, May 26th, at 6:30 p.m., at the Mary Star of The Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street, in Carroll Gardens.  The meeting’s draft agenda is as follows:  6:30 – 7:30 PM: Introductions and Updates Introductions Project Updates (EPA) 7:30 PM: CAG Committee Updates… Read more »

Outreach Committee Meeting – March 27, 2015

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Next Scheduled Meeting of this Committee:­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Date: TBD (weeknight, second week of April) Location: TBD Agenda: Continue conversations about organizational changes, begin development of Communications/Outreach strategy to document standard procedures, confirm meeting schedule, prepare for May Superfund orientation and preceding outreach   Summary from March 27th 2015 Conference Call: Agenda of March 27th Meeting: 8:30 – 8:40… Read more »