Gowanus Canal Conservancy volunteers will be constructing new rain gardens along Degraw and Nevins Streets this Saturday, September 21, from 11am to 3pm. Activities will include installing plant material, compost, and mulch, along with other site amenities. The rain gardens (a.k.a. “bioswales”) direct storm water runoff away from the sewer drains and into the soil. It’s part of the GCC’s ongoing work with the DEP to increase green infrastructure in the watershed.
If that doesn’t strike your fancy, you can learn how to build and maintain compost windrows on Sunday, September 22, from 11am to 3pm. Volunteers will spend the afternoon building windrows at the Salt Lot (2 Second Avenue near 3rd Street), with lunch catered by Whole Foods. Be sure to wear close-toed shoes and sunscreen.
Volunteer spots are limited; to sign up for either event email email@example.com.
Photo via GCC