General Management Plan: New Vision for a Great Urban Park
On behalf of the planning team, I am pleased to announce the Record of Decision for the General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Gateway National Recreation Area has been approved.
It is the culmination of a great deal of time effort, energy and input from members of the public; New York City agencies; other federal, state, and local agencies; interested organizations and their members; and the National Park Service. The comments and suggestions that many of you have provided have made the final plan an even stronger vision for the future of Gateway - your participation has made a difference.
The National Park Service values your interest in continuing a meaningful connection with the park, and we look forward to implementing this plan with your support. As the life of this GMP is expected to be 20 years, it may be many years before some of the projects in the plan are funded and implemented. In some cases there will be additional opportunities for public participation to refine the details while remaining consistent with the GMP direction. The NPS will do our best to be true to the intent of the GMP.
The final GMP/EIS is available at the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment website at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/gatewayfinalgmp. Limited copies of the plan on compact disk or hard copy are available at the park. Please call 718-354-4568 or email Judith_Smith@nps.gov to request a copy.
The Record of Decision is available here.
On behalf of the entire National Park Service family, please accept our most sincere gratitude for your commitment and dedication to this process over the past 5 years. It is time now to come together in the work ahead to implement the plan.
Jennifer T. Nersesian
Gateway National Recreation Area
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