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.
Volunteers Make the News
The valuable contributions of volunteers do not go unrecognized! Below is a collection of true stories of volunteers improving Gateway National Recreation Area.
President Obama is calling on Americans to volunteer! Here's the executive order he issued as part of his plan to boost community service.
In August 2013, Mayor Bloomberg, Secretary of the Interior Jewell, National Park Service Director Jarvis, and other officials announced that the City University of New York will host Jamaica Bay's new Science and Resilience Institute. Volunteers with the Student Conservation Association and Jamaica Bay Restoration Corps were applauded for their storm recovery work at Gateway. The Institute will use cutting edge science to protect New York City from powerful storms.
Did You Know?
Journalist Jacob Riis was called "New York's most useful citizen," by Theodore Roosevelt. Riis often accompanied Police Commissioner Roosevelt in raids exposing the hardship of life for New York City's poor and immigrant populations and published his photos in newspapers. More...