On May 26th, the Gowanus Canal Conservancy partnered with the Gowanus Alliance to clean up Ennis Playground, located on 11th Street between 3rd Avenue and 2nd Avenue.

Planting in the playground garden

We planted some new perennials in the playground garden, planted three new street trees along 2nd Avenue between 11th Street and 12th Street, pruned and maintained existing trees in the playground, mapped the area with kites, and removed trash and debris.

A local Citizen Pruner felt inspired to prune a sick Willow Oak

The Gowanus Alliance provided barbeque to our volunteers following the stewardship activities.

Waiting for food after working hard

The Gowanus Alliance also arranged for an exciting performance by Raízes do Brasil Capoeira Brooklyn, a local Capoeira studio located on 8th Street between 3rd Avenue and 2nd Avenue.

Capoeira skills

We wrapped up the day with a plant propagation workshop led by Hans Hesselein and Andrea Parker.

Plant Propagation

A special thank you to the Brooklyn Tech High School’s Red Cross Club and to all the neighborhood residents who came out to clean up Ennis Playground!