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Brooklyn Canoe Tour: Sunset Gowanus Canal Voyage
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  • Canoe the Gowanus Canal while helping preserve and improve the Brooklyn waterfront..Reinforce your team's collaborative spirit as you work together to ensure you canoe on course..Learn about the environmental legacy of an industrial waterfront and what it will take to retain some of the grit and quirkiness that makes it so wonderful.
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Have you canoed Gowanus with the Dredgers yet? Join Owen Foote, Gowanus urban planner/architect, adventurer and founding member of the Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club, for a voyage on the Gowanus Canal to discuss the past present and future of our waterway. Mr. Foote has been improving the Gowanus neighborhood for over 25 years and is often spotted with a canoe paddle in hand or speaking at meetings discussing the neighborhood's future. Meet at the boathouse for a short safety presentation at the shoreline, where you will be outfitted with safety gear before starting your adventure. Then, embark on a voyage filled with questions and conversation on how recreation can have a positive influence on improving and encouraging environmental awareness and activism in an urban setting. Paddle along the Gowanus Canal and see a hidden side of New York, including the underside of bridges and a transforming industrial neighborhood. Discover the fun of canoeing as you explore the history of this Brooklyn neighborhood's rich past, present, and future.Please book at least 3 days in advance.
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