The School of Law presents:
Urban Rivers Restoration: The Gowanus Canal and Newtown
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just completed
negotiations for the cleanup of the Hudson River, the largest
environmental dredging project ever. EPA is also collaborating with
over 70 potentially responsible parties to investigate and clean up
the Passaic River. Now the same process is beginning for the
Gowanus Canal and Newtown Creek, two City waterways that present
The panel will share lessons from the Hudson and Passaic River
restoration projects that may guide the Gowanus Canal and Newtown
Creek reclamation process, including:
- The need for coordination among all interested parties
- Impacts on area development
- Technical challenges in identifying pollution, parties, and
- Negotiation and litigation strategies
Miriam E. Villani, Esq.
Sahn Ward Coschignano & Baker, PLLC
Director, Division of Environmental Planning and Protection
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2
Executive Director and Hudson Riverkeeper
Jeffrey B. Gracer, Esq.
Sive Paget & Riesel, PC
March 31, 2011
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
School of Law | Mattone Family Atrium | 4th Floor
This program qualifies for two (2) non-transitional CLE credits.
The CLE fee is $50. Please complete the
CLE Payment Form and return it as directed.
Assistant Dean for CLE and Alumni Relations