The Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club
125-153 2nd St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Phone: 7182430849


About the Organization:
The Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club promotes waterfront stewardship and is raising awareness of sewer overflow issues that affect our Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, NY. Activities are conducted on the canal and shoreline, with occasional voyages to neighboring waterfront communities of Red Hook, Sunset Park and Brooklyn Heights.

Since 1999 the Dredgers have empowered people to care for the Gowanus Canal through advocacy, conservation, and education. We encourage an understanding of the NY-NJ harbor as a resource for recreation and education as well as a waterway for commuters, tourists and goods.

As people experience and enjoy our waterfront they become advocates for its revitalization. Our efforts are proving to be fruitful as recent legislation provided cleanup funding due to the rise in popularity of paddling on the Gowanus Canal.

What'a on view durring GOS:
Our boathouse is transformed to a gallery space during GOS weekend and for the entire month of October, primarily featuring a collection of art created by Gowanus artists who may have been displaced by reinvestment in our community. We hope that as more development occurs, owners will recognize the value of keeping Gowanus a little funky and quirky and they will preserve the character and charm of the Gowanus community.

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