The Gowanus Dredgers, in partnership with the NYC Watertrail Association have been monitoring and reporting on Gowanus water quality since 2012. To finance this program, the Gowanus Dredgers secured a $5,000 commitment from the Gowanus Bay Terminal to support monitoring of Gowanus Water Quality for 10 years. This unprecedented commitment relies on matching funds from Gowanus Dredgers and we ask that you consider making a donation to our organization so we may continue this service for Gowanus paddlers and anglers. The Terminal will donate $1 for every $1 raised to monitor our waterway for the next decade!

With this funding, canoers and kayakers using Gowanus will be aware of WQ amd the funds will ensure a revenue stream to sustain harbor-wide WQ will continue for a decade. We are not alone in Brooklyn. Monitoring Results are availble on the NYC Watertrail Association's website and please consider joining their orgainzation to continue support of such efforts.

What's in Gowanus water? We are glad you asked because we are testing and publishing results. Are you a graphic designer? Contact us and let's work on an exciting graphic to translate these numbers in an exciting graphic for all to understand!

Water quality Test Locations (we also fund testing in Red Hook and Long Island City)

  • Gowanus 2nd St dock
  • Denton's Pond Canal Outlet
  • 2nd Ave. Gowanus Rain Garden