Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Gowanus #1: Water Quality Meeting Tonight

Gowanus Water Quality Summit Crop

The Gowanus Canal Conservancy, which was formed last year to advocate on behalf of cleaning up the canal and promoting recreational and other uses, is holding another meeting tonight (3/6) on the subject of water quality in our favorite canal. The session runs from 6:30-9:00 PM and will look at some of the causes of water quality problems, including the wonderful events known as Combined Sewage Overflows (how your toilet, under certain circumtances, flows directly into the canal, with disgusting results, in layman's terms). Other meetings in the series include one on March 29 to look at the idea of a Green District in Gowanus. There's a "Green Gowanus" charette on April 10. All of the sessions take place at 333 Jay Street in the Dibner Library at Polytechnic University, Room LC 400. The Conservancy was formed by the Gowanus Canal Community Development Corporation. We truly hope their efforts meet with success.


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