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.

  • South Brooklyn Waterfront Bike Ride

    Saturday, May 26th 2018 11:00am to 1:00pm

    The Dredgers lead a casual ride on city streets and bicycle paths to explore the historic South Brooklyn shoreline with multiple stops along the route.  Departing from Borough Hall's west facing steps, we head south on Furm

    Taking a Break For a Photo at the Gowanus Canal