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Membership in The Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club is open to any adult. Our annual membership year begins on Sep. 1 and concludes on Nov. 1 the following year. Enrollment or renewal at Steward Level entitles members use of our equipment on the Gowanus Canal from May 1 through Nov. 1. 

We expect Steward Members to occasionally volunteer as Program Coordinator to oversee our dock, ensure equipment is sized and used correctly and open/close public events.   Steward Members who enroll after September 1st may use equipment the Gowanus Canal for remainder of the season and again from May 1st through Nov. 1st the following year.

The Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club is a not-for-profit organization and is recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Discount pricing may be offered on occasion and assistance is available for students and volunteers with financial need.

$35 Dredger Volunteer

Student and occasional volunteer.  Complimentary Dredgers Soap Bar gift. 


$75 Deckhand Volunteer

Active Volunteer.  Includes Above and Complimentary Dredgers T-shirt gift.


$ 125 Steward Volunteer

Equipment Using Volunteer with Key Holder privelages.  Includes Above and Equipment Use May 1st - Nov 1st


$ +500 Benefactor

 Includes guided tour for 20 and listing on our supporters page.  Please call or e-mail us to schedule or discuss another appropriate way to say thanks!