*EPA Hosts Meeting to Discuss Upcoming Activities on the Gowanus Canal*Thursday

Yes, another meeting. I hope there will be some news on if it's getting designated as a superfund project or not! The use of the words "upcoming activities" gives me some hope.

From the EPA's press release:

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites you to attend a public information meeting to discuss upcoming activities at the Gowanus Canal.

When: Thursday, March 4, 2010
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Where: P.S. 58 auditorium
330 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY
(entrance to the school is on Carroll Street)

This meeting will include a brief presentation followed by a question and
answer period.

For more information about the meeting or other site related issues you can contact:

Natalie Loney
Community Involvement Coordinator
(212) 637-3639 or 1-800-346-5009

Christos Tsiamis
Remedial Project Manager
(212) 637-4257

Additional site related documents are available here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I find that as a society we often come full circle. In 1889, yes 120+ years ago, a short-lived state commission to review canal conditions recommended that the best means of improving the canal was to fill it up. They were correct, and it is the only hope for this putrid waterway. The bulkhead is deteriorated, it will impede the dredging, decades will pass, disinvestment will be followed by blight, and the Gowanus will be left standing alone without any friends.