Gowanus Canal

The Gowanus Canal is a 100 foot wide waterway opening into Gowanus Bay that was created in the late 19th century by dredging a creek and wetlands. It was used by heavy industry amd over the years it became heavily polluted.

The Sierra Club was one of the organizations working to have the canal given superfund designation. With the designation, Sierra Club members participate actively in the Community Advisory Group. We welcome participation by Sierra Club members in the Gowanus Canal Committee as we work with EPA and community to guide the restoration of the canal.

If you are interested in participating or for more information contact Diane Buxbaum, ddbuxbaum@earthlink.net.