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City of Water Day: Join storm drain stenciling in Brooklyn & Queens

When:
July 15, 2017: 10:00AM to 3:00PM
Where:
Brooklyn & Long Island City, New York

To reduce the amount of trash and other undesirable material entering our waterways, Riverkeeper is working with the Gowanus Canal ConservancyNewtown Creek AllianceSWIM Coalition and New York City Soil and Water Conservation District to stencil storm drains around Newtown Creek and the Gowanus Canal. Funded by the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute, the project aims to both educate community members about their sewer systems and reduce the amount of street litter ending up in local waterways.

On Saturday, July 15 both the Gowanus Canal Conservancy and Newtown Creek Alliance will be hosting storm drain stenciling projects in Brooklyn and Long Island City as part of City of Water Day.

Join the Gowanus Canal Conservancy in Brooklyn as they work to stencil Atlantic Avenue from Barclays to Court Street. They are aiming to complete 32 stencils this weekend, and welcome volunteers.  Register to join the Gowanus Canal Conservancy this Saturday, July 15 from 10am-1pm here.

Join the Newtown Creek Alliance in Long Island City as they work to stencil around the Dutch Kills Watershed. They welcome volunteer power to complete the goals for this weekend’s project. Meet the Newtown Creek Alliance this Saturday, July 15 from 11am-3pm at the Falchi Building,3 1-00 47th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101 (map)

Learn more about our Storm Drain Stenciling partnership with Gowanus Canal ConservancyNewtown Creek Alliance,  SWIM Coalition and the New York City Soil and Water Conservation District on our blog post, Brooklyn Stenciling Project Aims to Reduce Marine Debris.

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