As active members of FROGG (Friends and Residents Of Greater Gowanus), Benjamin Ellis and Marlene Donnelly research and promote the historic ecology of the Gowanus neighborhood that they call Home.
"The Gowanus Canal is a very unique resource for our community and all of New York. It has long historical significance as a pre-industrial and industrial transportation waterway in addition to playing a significant role in the Battle of Brooklyn. This natural tidal estuary connects our urban world to the waters that surround us and opens our city to the natural habitat it was built upon. Even today, it provides an open sky, early industrial/estuary landscape that cannot be matched anywhere in our city."
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