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Welcome to the Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club

The Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club is a volunteer organization that is dedicated to providing waterfront access and education to the public. Our headquarters are on the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn but our Activity Committee programs also provide free paddling on the shorelines of Long Island City, Red Hook, Staten Island and our winter Pool training Program in Riverbank State Park.

During the past season, over 1,000 individuals participated in our programs and we logged over 2,000 trips on the Gowanus Canal. As people experience and enjoy the waterfront through our programs, they become advocates for its revitalization.

These efforts are proving to be fruitful. Recent legislation has provided funding primarily due to the rise in popularity of paddling on the Gowanus Canal.

All of our activities are free and our calendar will be updated as more events are scheduled. Our facilities are available to the general public to launch canoes, kayaks and rowboats.
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The Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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