Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Gowanus Canal Conservancy Gearing Up For 2012 Clean & Green Season

The Gowanus Canal Conservancy, a Brooklyn-based environmental organization that advocates for the restoration and green development of the Gowanus Canal, is gearing up for spring with the first of a series of clean-ups on March 24th.
Read on:
"Our 2012 Clean &Green season is gearing up for an exciting start on Saturday, March 24 with our annual Spring Cleaning. We will meet at the Salt Lot to begin preparing for the year's activities by working on our composting program, opening the community nursery and performing garden cleanup work. Additionally, we are partnering with the New York Restoration Project and MillionTreesNYC to give away 100 trees to members of the community in order to expand our urban forest.

If you are interested in adopting a new tree or would like to join us for our Spring Cleaning activities,
please send an e-mail to: and we will sign you up on our list

Meeting Time: 11am - 3pm

2012 Clean & Green Schedule:
Saturday, March 24: Tree giveaway and Spring Cleaning @ Salt Lot and 2nd Ave rain garden
Sunday, April 22: Street tree and garden stewardship and Wildflower workshop
Saturday, May 26: Ennis Park and street tree stewardship, New garden installation and Moss graffiti workshop
Sunday, June 17: Native plant propagation workshop, Broom corn planting
Saturday, July 28: Street end cleaning and Existing garden stewardship
Sunday August 19: Floating gardens launch party and Heron platform installation
Saturday, September 22: New Street Tree installation and New Garden installation @ Salt lot
Sunday, October 21: New garden installation @ Degraw Street
Saturday, November 17: Degraw Street garden install Day 2, Plant propagation workshop

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