Our organization promotes waterfront stewardship and is raising awareness of sewer overflow issues that affect our Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, NY. Activities are conducted on the canal and shoreline, with occasional voyages to neighboring waterfront communities of Red Hook, Sunset Park and Brooklyn Heights.

Gowanus Challenge Race Returns June 9. Create or Support a Team!

Since 1999 the Dredgers have empowered people to care for the Gowanus Canal through advocacy, conservation, and education.  We encourage an understanding of the NY-NJ harbor as a resource for recreation and education as well as a waterway for commuters, tourists and goods. This past season, we logged over 2,000 voyages on the Gowanus Canal with over 1,000 individuals, including more than 200 youth, participating in our programs! As people experience and enjoy our waterfront they become advocates for its revitalization. Our efforts are proving to be fruitful as recent legislation provided funding due to the rise in popularity of paddling on the Gowanus Canal.

  • Gowanus Spring Cleaning

    Saturday, April 7th 2018 1:00pm to 5:00pm

    Stop by our Boathouse to help us clean our equipment, dock and shoreline to celebrate the start of our 19th season of recreational Gowanus Canal canoeing.  We may offer 15-30 min canoe voyages if weather cooperates and we supply nets, gloves and bags for trash collection found floating in our Gow

    Spring Cleaning & Circuit Board Mining Expedition of 2017