Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Official Unveiling Of 'The Urban Divers' Enviromedia Mobile

I just received this from the Urban Divers Estuary Conservancy. They are about to unveil their Enviromedia Mobile, a traveling Nature and Maritime Museum on wheels. Neat stuff from a great organization. Read on:

From Urban Divers After 11 years of continuing dedication, including eight years in conception and design, and three years of intense hard work. The Urban Divers Estuary Conservancy has conceived a unique learning and cultural tool to help increase environmental literacy, youth development and maritime cultural enrichment in our community, in our schools, on the waterfront in Brooklyn.
Please accept this invitation to join us on :

October 21, 2009 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Brooklyn Borough Hall Plaza Park

for the OFFICIAL UNVEILING of our remarkable “ENVIROMEDIA MOBILE”—a traveling urban nature and maritime museum on wheels. If a teacher and class are interested in participating, the mobile museum will be on exhibit from 9 AM.

Local schools are invited to bring one class for a complimentary visit and workshop. Advance registration is required.
We will also be honoring Assemblymember William Colton, Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Hudson River Foundation, IKEA, other sponsors and YOU for the support in helping us move the idea of the Enviromedia Mobile from conception into reality. This mobile environmental center/museum travels to schools, community fairs/events, as well as host waterfront environmental awareness activities (e.g. eco-cruises, live underwater video exploration, birds of prey, clean-ups), in order to encourage Brooklyn residents and the general public to engage in environmental education, environmental stewardship, and maritime as to raise awareness about the ecological significance of the Gowanus Canal and the environmental impact that challenges it as well other waterways in New York’s estuarine ecosystem and urban watershed—where we live, work, play, learn and worship.

To accept this invitation, please call us and
RSVP at (347) 224-5687, 347-224-5828 or send email confirmation to We look forward to sharing this tool our our resources with you. Your participation is important to us. Thank you for continuing support and we look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.

The Urban Divers Estuary Conservancy is 501 c3 not for profit environmental and cultural organization. Please give generously. Your contribution is how we are able to continue to bring quality and innovative programs to the community.

Ludger K. Balan,

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Anonymous said...

Ludger is a hero of Gowanus Canal truth-telling. He and FROGG Marlene Donnely can really get into the nitty-gritty details about the Gowanus Canal.

Anonymous said...

Ludger and his group have discarded/dumped derelict vessels at the end of 2nd St and the lead paint on those boats are contaminating Gowanus water.

They also expose small children to Gowanus waters in his giant canoe.

Anonymous said...


How silly of you. I think you must be confusing him with Owen Foote and the Gowanus Dredgers!!!!!!

Owen actually takes kids ONTO the Canal and lets them trail their hands in the water!

Anonymous said...

The Urban Divers would never take anyone near the Gowanus Canal!!

Even hosting an event on a Gowanus bridge would be irresponsible! The toxins exposed to the air are giving residents and dogs cancer.

Where's the EPA? Why are they taking so long to Superfund Gowanus!

Gowanus Dredgers said...

Please try to refrain from personal attacks.

Both the Gowanus Dredgers and the Urban Divers have hosted canoe trips on the Gowanus Canal and our organizations do not encourage anyone to trail hands in contaminated waters!

We both offer trips with the intent of inspiring more people to get involved. I encourage the negative posters to join one of our or their voyages.