Let Your Voice Be Heard: Protect Gateway National Recreation Area


[b]Semipalmated Plover[/b]  © David SpeiserSemipalmated Plover © David Speiser

Six public information sessions on the General Management Plan for Gateway will be held in August; comments on the plan are being accepted until September 21. It is crucial that concerned citizens speak out and demand that the plan protect critical wildlife habitat within Gateway.

The outdoor information sessions will take place at all three units of Gateway: Sandy Hook, New Jersey; Jacob Riis Park, Queens; and Great Kills Park on Staten Island. Two sessions will be held at each site. NYC Audubon will provide transportation to the Jacob Riis Park sessions on August 4 and 10, as well as a free bird walk; see below to register for those trips.


At Sandy Hook, N.J. (Lot D/Sea Gull's Nest, Hartshorne Drive):
Friday, August 3, 11am-3pm
Wednesday, August 8, 3-7pm

At Jacob Riis Park, Queens:
Saturday, August 4, 11am-3pm
Friday, August 10, 11am-3pm

At Great Kills Park, Staten Island:
Sunday, August 5, 11am-3pm
Saturday, August 11, 11am-3pm


Transportation to Jacob Riis Park Information Sessions and Bird Walks

Saturday, August 4, 9am-2pm, Guide: Don Riepe
Friday, August 10, 9am-2pm, Guide: Gabriel Willow

Meet at 71 W. 23rd Street and travel with NYC Audubon to Jacob Riis Park. Enjoy a free bird walk with Gabriel Willow or Don Riepe before stopping by to provide comments on the General Management Plan at a National Park Service public information session. Free transportation will be provided from our 23rd Street office in Manhattan. ***Please email us asap to register for either date. Contact Adriana Palmer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Free

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