Dear Friend and Neighbor, I am the archivist and one of the cofounders of FROGG, Friends and Residents Of the Greater Gowanus. FROGG is a grass roots organization that is dedicated to promoting the history and preserving the unique character of the Gowanus. FROGG helped to designate the Gowanus Canal a Superfund site.

FROGG recently received a $10,000 grant from the Elizabeth R. and Robert A. Jeffe Preservation Fund for New York City, with the provision that a match of $10,000 be obtained within one year. FROGG is now seeking donations for this matching fund. FROGG is a 501(c) (3) not for profit organization. Any contributions made are fully tax deductible.

If you would like to contribute to this matching fund please make a check payable to FROGG and send to:

Linda Mariano, 393 President Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231.

Your generosity and commitment will help ensure the heritage of the Gowanus for the present and future generations.

Yours truly,

Linda Mariano,