MANAGEMENT: Park Planning

The Van Gorden House near Bushkill, Pennsylvania is a typical 18th/19th century stone house
The Van Gorden House near Bushkill, Pennsylvania

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Projects in Progress

Watergate Wetlands Restoration Project


Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is restoring natural conditions in and near the Watergate Recreation Site in Hardwick Township, Warren County, New Jersey by removing man-made features such as dams and levees and restoring wetlands, Van Campens Brook, and its floodplain. The project meets a National Park Service requirement to restore wetlands and floodplains equal to the amount that were impacted by the 2013 construction of a nearby high-voltage transmission line (the Susquehanna-Roseland Transmission Line). The Watergate Picnic Area is closed to the public for the duration of construction, and expected to reopen in June 2022.


Historic Buildings Strategy (Draft)

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area has released a draft Historic Buildings Strategy (HBS) for a 30-day public review and comment period. Comments will be accepted from July 12 through August 10, 2021. The draft HBS outlines priorities for the long-term management, preservation, and maintenance of historic buildings in the park and will guide park management in making decisions on funding and preservation efforts. This is the third and final civic engagement period on the strategy since the project was launched in 2016.

The draft HBS and other informational materials are available online using the "Documents Open for Public Review" link below. Click on “Documents List” to review the draft HBS document and other supporting or informational documents. Click on “Comment Now” to leave feedback online.

Want to read the current Draft Historic Buildings Strategy (HBS) for yourself?

Please click the link below to read our draft HBS

Delaware Water Gap NRA Draft Historic Buildings Strategy as of July 12, 2021



Important Information regarding public comment for this project

It was brought to our attention that the website for public comment on NPS projects specific to this park (National Park Service - PEPC - Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and Middle Delaware National Scenic River (nps.gov) has been experiencing technical problems for approximately two days, making it difficult for the public to both view the draft historic buildings strategy, and to make public comment on it.

We appreciate your patience while the NPS IT support team works to correct this issue. We look forward to the public exercising their right to provide input. Unfortunately, public comment cannot be left on the park website (nps.gov/dewa), so we've placed a copy of the Draft Historic Buildings Strategy on this page for you. To view the document, please click the link above under Want to read the current Draft Historic Buildings Strategy for yourself?.

While the NPS public comment site is under repair, we are able to accept public comment on this document in the form of a letter mailed to the park. Please let us know your thoughts on our draft historic buildings strategy. This is the third and final civic engagement period on the strategy since the project was launched in 2016. Comments will be accepted from July 12 to August 10, 2021. Please don't delay. We want to hear from you.

Please address your public comments regarding the Draft Historic Building Strategy to the following address:


Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Attn: Kristy Boscheinen, Planning and Environmental Compliance Officer
P.O. Box 2
Bushkill, PA 18324

 

Documents Open for Public Review

    Other Plans and Projects

    An archive of completed projects as well as projects without documents open for comment may be found on the PEPC website.

    Last updated: July 26, 2021

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    Mailing Address:

    Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
    P.O. Box 2

    Bushkill , PA 18324

    Phone:

    570 426-2452

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