Sandy Hook's False Tip Closed
The false tip area of Sandy Hook is closed due to safety concerns while the Army Corps of Engineers continues their dredging operations.
No Strings Attached Sandy Hook Foundation Helps Park Adopt Fishing Line Recycling Program
Contact: Jane Ahern, 718-354-4607
Contact: Bruce Lane
Anglers at the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area can now do their part for the environment thanks to a grant from the Sandy Hook Foundation that provides bins for recycling discarded fishing line. Monofilament fishing line, another name for single-strand, high-density, nylon fishing line that is used on fishing reels and in the manufacturing of fishing nets, is responsible for untold damage to endangered marine wildlife such as birds, fish, manatees and sea turtles, and poses a hazard to boaters and swimmers.
The MRRP program recycles the line into Fish-Habs, another name for artificial, underwater, habitat structures that attract fish and encourage plant growth.
Did You Know?
Each year some 4,000 Volunteers-in-Parks contribute over 80,000 hours of their time to protect Gateway's natural and historical resources and assist visitors. More...