Sunday, July 29, 2012

The future of Gateway National park and Jamaica Bay

With the partnership signing between the U.S. Department of Interior and NYC Department of Parks last week, a General Management Plan was revealed to the public by the US Parks Service which is critical read for the future of the gateway Parks system ( which included Floyd Bennett Field, Great Kills in Staten island, Plumb beach, etc).

Here is the General Management Plan.

Wildlife will not have a say or real representation if we don't speak up.  Attached is more news from NYC Audubon and the petition I urge all to sign ( we need 10,000) so pass it on !

Here's the link

or directly to the petition if you know about the issue.Please sign it. Thanks

By the way, Next Saturday Aug 4th ( and Friday  August 10th ) there is an open session  or the public comment period  to be held at Riis Beach , just east of the restrooms, i believe held in a white tent,   from 11 am to 3pm. I should be able to attend .

Its vital and important we speak up for our wildlife and birds  and not see the preserves become commercialized or overrun with too much public impacts.

I have to read the plan first of course but I am told "Alternative C" is the most favored by nature activists.