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Environmental Justice in Gowanus

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Highlights

Gowanus is an intensely contaminated community that is simultaneously undergoing multiple processes of environmental remediation and gentrification. The tour will explore these dynamics and the challenges and opportunities posed by the Gowanus Canal Superfund Clean Up, the rapid disappearance of commercial establishments and services that are affordable to low and moderate-income households and the recently announced housing authority plan to build market-rate apartments at Wyckoff Gardens. You will also learn about the Turning the Tide initiative, a multi-neighborhood effort that focuses on building social and environmental resiliency in five Brooklyn public housing developments in the face of climate change.

10% of ticket sales will be donated to Families United for Racial & Economic Equality (FUREE).

What You'll Get

Itinerary
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Stop At: Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn, NY

Highly poluted canal at the heart of the neighborhood.
Sites Covered: Union Street Bridge, Gowanus Houses NYCHA development, Gowanus CSO Pumping Station, Thomas Greene Park, Lightstone Waterfront Park, Whole Foods Market Waterfront

Duration: 2 hours

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
Departure Point
Taheni, 224 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215, USA


Departure Time
12:00 PM

Duration
2 hours

Return Details
Whole Foods Market, 214 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11215, USA


Voucher Info
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