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Video: Patrolling the Gowanus Canal

Riverkeeper regularly patrols the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, and we sometimes bring members of the public along to see the pollution here – one of the worst polluted waterways in the nation. Riverkeeper’s boat captain John Lipscomb gives a tour in this “Facebook Live” video. We’ll be back during other conditions, including low tide, when the problems are more evident.

On our way south, Carol Knudson of Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory collected water samples as part of our Water Quality program. Here is a clip of Carol collecting a sample in Yonkers.

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