PURPOSE AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Work towards an eco-safe and healthy Gowanus Canal corridor and watershed including restoration of the natural environment;
Save and protect its industrial heritage and support its innovative and creative future; and
Maintain an organization that affords communication opportunities to the community at large.
Good citizenship begins with the right conduct of one’s own life and one’s household, then stretches out to embrace one’s community and the surrounding watershed. Only by taking on responsibility for the well-being of your place can you become a good citizen of a state, a nation or the planet…. The longer you stay in a place out of wholehearted desire, the more likely you are to learn about its human and natural history, to help preserve what’s worthy, restore what’s damaged, and create what’s lacking. -Scott Russell Sanders