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Solving Hyperlocal Problems With A Global Perspective: Gowanus Canal Is Microcosm Of Urban Growth Issues & Solutions

December 13, 2021 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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Brooklyn is noted for fostering a ‘home town devotion to neighborhoods. Vigorous and vital associations thrive
all across our streetscapes, often in the wake of rediscovery and, yes, real estate development. In the forefront and the headlines most recently is the neighborhood of Gowanus, home to an inland, tidal estuary that is infamous.

How the well-organized Gowanus Canal Conservancy toils in the trenches of liveable city issues is inspiring. Neighbors in other parts of Brooklyn might learn something from listening to the GCC annual meeting on Zoom, available here.

From the Gowanus Canal Conservancy: Thanks to all who were able to join us Wednesday evening to celebrate our accomplishments over the last year and build excitement for the work to come! Over the past 15 years, from designing and building green infrastructure, to engaging neighbors in tree stewardship, to the most recent wins for open space and sustainability through the Gowanus Rezoning commitments, we are honored to have played a part in advocating and caring for the Gowanus neighborhood and surrounding watershed.

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To our volunteers, volunteer committee, board, members, partners, and supporters we extend a deep and heartfelt thank you. We could not have done it without your support. 

Thanks again for joining virtually. Keep an eye out as we plan for our 15th anniversary party this coming spring – our first large in-person event in two years! Missed the Annual Meeting? No worries, you can watch the recording here.


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