• Get away to Gateway, where you can camp and stay healthy with heart-smart activities. Photo by Sebastiano Privitera; used by permission.

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  • Sand Replenishment at Jacob Riis Park Beach

    Sand replenishment at Jacob Riis Park Beach has begun. During this project, sections of the beach will be closed to the public for their safety. Replenishment is expected to take up to two weeks.

  • The Floyd Bennett Field Archery Range will be closed on October 22

    Sections of the archery range parking lot will be excavated by the Army Corps of Engineers, to remove defunct fuel lines. The archery range will reopen October 23.

Harbor Herons and Colonial Waterbirds Annual Symposium


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Chief of Resources Management for Gateway National Recreation Area, Dave Avrin, informs Harbor Heron and Colonial Waterbird Meeting group of the General Management Plan currently underway within the park and how to get involved in the process.

Chief of Resources Management for Gateway National Recreation Area, Dave Avrin, informs symposium attendees of the General Management Plan currently underway within the park and how to get involved in the process.  Scientific research plays an important role in management decisions at Gateway National Recreation Area and other National Parks throughout the country.

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Beginning in 2004, the National Park Service partnered with the New York City Audubon Society to convene the Harbor Herons and Colonial Waterbirds symposium. Initially focused on herons and colonial nesting waterbirds, the evolution of the event has resulted in an annual meeting and the inclusion of a number of other topics related to wetland and waterbird populations in and around the New York Estuary as well as major areas along the Atlantic Flyway.

Please click the year below for additional details including meeting agendas and presentations:

2011
2010

 

Did You Know?

Ruffle Bar in Jamaica Bay

Gateway National Recreation Area is mostly made up of water, making it a boater's paradise! Canoeing, kayaking, fishing and sailing are just a few of the ways to enjoy the park. More...