Past, Present Future: Understanding the Gowanus Canal (Tour)

October 10, 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT. Hosted at Pig Beach


About this FieldTrip

A walking tour of the Gowanus Canal and surrounding area. The Gowanus neighborhood originally surrounded Gowanus creek and included a saltwater marsh, meadows and wildlife. Since then, it has gone through a variety of economic, environmental and social transformations and continues to carry the many identities of its past. Now, as a federal Superfund site, undergoing one of the largest environmental clean-ups in the country, the Canal and surrounding neighborhood is on the precipice of yet an other great chapter that will include one of New York City’s next great parks.

Join us to learn about the complexities of responsible urban and environmental transformation in NYC and how the Gowanus Canal Conservancy is helping the city and the neighborhood steward the creation of this next chapter.

Meeting location: Outdoor walking tour beginning at the Union Street Bridge (outside Pig Beach - 480 Union St) (tour will end near 3rd Ave and 6th street).

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