House Votes Funds for Gowanus ‘Sponge Park’
The development of a “Sponge Park” along the Gowanus Canal took another step forward last Thursday when the fiscal year Interior and Environment Appropriations conference report was approved in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The bill includes $300,000 for the project, which will incorporate greenery along the banks of the canal to manage excess runoff and help improve water quality. The money will fund the installation of grass and other greenery along the sidewalks and terraces bordering the canal.
Still awaiting decision is wether the polluted canal will be declared a U.S. Superfund site.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle