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 »

Next CAG Committee Meeting: Water Quality & Technical, Monday, November 7, 7:00 p.m.

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s next committee meeting will be a gathering of the Water Quality & Technical Committee, which will take place on Monday, November 7, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, at 41 1st Street, in Carroll Gardens, in the small meeting room… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution on Design that is Supportive of Marine Life

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At its June, 2016 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution, originally proposed by the CAG’s Water Quality/Technical Committee: The CAG urges the EPA to develop design solutions that include treatment of canal-edge surfaces that are supportive of marine life.

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution on the Preservation of Marine Habitat at the Head of the Canal

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At its June, 2016 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution, originally proposed by the CAG’s Water Quality/Technical Committee: The CAG calls upon the EPA to develop a design solution at the head of the canal that presents no loss of the vital resource of marine habitat in this area as a result of the imposition or construction… Read more »

Next Committee Meetings: Land Use, Tonight, 6:30 pm & Water Quality/Technical, Tonight, 7:00 pm

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Land Use and Water Quality/Technical Committees will both meet tonight. Here are the details: Land Use Committee Meeting Monday, July 11 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Gowanus Canal Conservancy 543 Union Street (enter via alleyway on Nevins Street) Water Quality/Technical Committee Meeting Monday, July 11 7:00 p.m. to 8:00… 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 »

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 »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution on Proposed Remedial Action Plan (Water Quality/Technical Committee Comment)

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group adopted the following resolution at its April, 2013 General Meeting, in regard to the Water Quality/Technical Committee’s comment on the EPA’s Proposed Remedial Action Plan (PRAP) for the Gowanus Canal: As the Proposed Plan establishes methods for removal of contaminated sediments for the entire width and length of the canal,… Read more »