Friday, November 02, 2007

A Big Gowanus Canal Forum Coming Up

We believe that the more forums and community meetings that are held about the future of the Gowanus Canal and about cleaning it up, the better. Another will be coming up on Thursday, December 6. Called "The Future of the Gowanus Canal: A Community Forum on Environmental Quality," it will include New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Pete Grannis. Representatives from the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, the Army Corps of Engineers and a variety of Gowanus Canal advocates. The meeting will take place from 6PM-8PM at the Belorusian Chruch at Atlantic Avenue and Bond Street. Sponsoring organizations include Community Board 6, the Gowanus Canal Community Development Corp, the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, FROGG, the Urban Divers and many others. State Sen. Velmanette Montgomery, who is a co-sponsor of the meeting, says that she and others will take Mr. Grannis on the Gowanus. "We're going to give him a ride on the Gowanus in an itty-bitty boat" so that he can see the canal close up.

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