The Gowanus Canal Conservancy fundraiser – Dive In Gowanus

The Gowanus Canal Conservancy (GCC) is happy to announce Dive In Gowanus (August 16), a fundraiser that will draw attention to the burgeoning food scene in the Gowanus Watershed (right next to Park Slope) area, and create awareness about the Conservancy’s environmental initiatives, and raise funds for those critical programs. Dive In Gowanus is intended to help establish the Gowanus as one of NYC’s hottest and most creative districts, especially with regard to dining. By creating a one-night festival, the GCC hopes to draw attention to the spectacular culinary resources surrounding Brooklyn’s coolest Superfund site. Approximately 15-25 local restaurants are expected to participate, including the following establishments who have already confirmed participation: Applewood, Four and Twenty Blackbirds, Crop to Cup Coffee, Dinosaur BBQ, Lot 2, Runner & Stone, Southside Coffee, Littleneck and The Pines.

The Gowanus Canal Conservancy is a Brooklyn-based environmental organization that was formed in 2006 to serve as the environmental steward for the Gowanus Canal Watershed. Their work focuses around improving the water quality and environmental integrity of the Canal. To that end, they have developed an open space and stormwater management master plan for the Gowanus Canal watershed. Additionally, GCC hosts public education programs and organizes monthly Clean & Green volunteer stewardship events. By engaging people in their programs, and especially through volunteer activities, residents and community members have become extremely passionate about the Canal and much more knowledgeable about its history, ecology and cultural value.

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