The health of America’s national parks depends upon the health of the waters that surround, and flow through, them. At the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), we work every day to protect and restore waterways across the country to benefit national parks, the communities that surround them, and the millions of people who visit them each year.
Gateway National Recreation Area
Visitors to New York City and Sandy Hook, New Jersey can now download and use three free apps to visit national parks, with 23 different locations, throughout New York Harbor. Locations include the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, African Burial Ground, Federal Hall and Governors Island.
Under the category of "what were they thinking?" an employee for the National Park Service and one assigned to the office of the Secretary of Interior used government credit cards for personal expenses, according to investigations. In the Park Service case, the card was used to purchase a water heater for the personal residence of a supervisor at Gateway National Recreation Area in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area, the investigators determined.
Interior Secretary Attends Global Climate Change Conference, Uses National Parks To Illustrate Concerns
Examples of how climate change is impacting the National Park System from Everglades National Park in Florida to Bering Land Bridge National Preserve in Alaska were cited by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell this week to illustrate to a global audience the threats climate change poses.
Spray-painted graffiti is becoming an increasing problem in parks around the country, so it was encouraging to learn about a successful investigation of one such incident at Gateway National Recreation Area. This case involved graffiti on top of a historic gun battery structure at the park, and nice work by a ranger has resulted in charges against the individuals responsible.
Bringing Businesses Into The National Parks At Valley Forge National Historical Park And Gateway National Recreation Area
Keeping buildings in the National Park System in use is one way to maintain them. At Valley Forge National Historical Park and Gateway National Recreation Area, officials hope to do just that by advertising for businesses to operate out of some historic buildings.
Adam Markham, director of climate impacts for the Union of Concerned Scientists' Climate and Energy Program and a co-author of the report “National Landmarks at Risk," has written the following rebuttal to Dr. Daniel B. Botkin's column on climate change and his thoughts on what is, and isn't, driving it.
For those of us who love our national parks and are confronted daily with media, politicians, and pundits warning us of a coming global-warming disaster, it’s only natural to ask what that warming will mean for our national parks. This is exactly what the well- known Union of Concerned Scientists discuss in their recent report, National Landmarks at Risk: How Rising Seas, Floods, and Wildfires Are Threatening the UnitedStates’Most Cherished Historic Sites.
National Park Service Will Again Try To Reuse Historic Buildings At Fort Hancock In Gateway National Recreation Area
Gateway National Recreation Area officials, who several years ago thought they had a lessee for historic buildings at Fort Hancock, will try again to find businesses to use the structures. This time, the National Park Service hopes a phased approach for redevelopment of the Fort Hancock and Sandy Hook Proving Ground National Historic Landmark will succeed.
More than a year has passed since Superstorm Sandy roared up the East Coast, battering just about everything in its path. The damage was particularly extrensive at Gateway National Recreation Area in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area, where wastewater treatment systems were destroyed, phone service was knocked out, and historic buildings were ravaged.