The Gowanus Canal is a 1.8 mile long formerly industrial waterway in South Brooklyn. Much like the High Line, the canal has now fallen into disuse. Our friends over at the Gowanus Canal Conservancy  are working hard to transform the canal into a vibrant public space, through its preservation, restoration, and green development.
Work has begun on an exciting design for a new linear park along the canal, the Gowanus Canal Sponge Park. The design would give the canal's banks new life by granting the community access to the canal in a way it has not had before, developing publicly usable areas and creating a public esplanade on both sides of the Gowanus Canal.
To get all this done, they are now introducing Clean & Green  -- a volunteer clean-up program to get those debris-filled street ends along the Gowanus Canal into shape!
If you are interested in helping them out this summer, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Details below.