Support an Eco-Industrial Future for the Gowanus Salt Lot!

Support an Eco-Industrial Future for the Gowanus Salt Lot!

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Gowanus Canal Conservancy started this petition to NYC department of environmental protection

We need your help advocating for the Salt Lot peninsula, home to GCC's stewardship and education programs, the Lowlands Nursery, Big Reuse compost operations, over 250 species of plants and animals, six industrial businesses, and over 90 jobs!

As part of the Superfund clean-up, the Salt Lot is slated for a CSO detention tank and new bulkheads and is currently undergoing a land use review process, with construction slated to begin as early as next January. This project will impact the work of GCC, Big Reuse, DSNY, and six industrial businesses along the Canal. 

While we support this critical infrastructure for a cleaner canal, we need your help in requesting that the City commits to the following:

1. Effective and regular communication with site occupants
2. Support for relocation for existing occupants
3. A long-term design that keeps the Salt Lot the eco-industrial heart of Gowanus

With these commitments in place, the site has potential to serve both the community and the ecosystem for generations to come. Please sign, comment, and share this petition to show your support!

Feel free to refer to this document for additional background information. 

You can learn more about our work at gowanuscanalconservancy.org. Thank you for your support! 

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