Thursday, December 06, 2007

Gowanus Canal Forum Tonight

If you're interested in Gowanus Canal environmental issues, tonight is one of your nights. There's a community forum on the canal from 6PM-8PM at the Belorusian Church at Atlantic Avenue and Bond Street. It will cover water quality issues, including the nasty issue of Combined Sewage Overflows (raw sewage flowing right into the canal) and future clean-up efforts. Participants include Department of Environmental Commissioner Pete Grannis, State Sen. Velmanette Montgomery, "senior officials" from the federal Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Army Corps of Engineers, and the NYC Department of Environmental Protection. Others on hand will include Members of Congress Yvette Clarke, Jarrold Nadler, and Nydia Velázquez, State Senator Martin Connor, Assembly Members Joan Millman and Felix Ortiz, City Council Member Bill DeBlasio and representatives of Community Board Six, Gowanus Canal CDC, Gowanus Canal Conservancy, FROGG, Urban Divers, UPROSE and Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation.

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