Get Involved with the General Management Plan Now

Kayakers at Jamaica Bay, Gateway NRA

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One of the goals of the General Management Plan (GMP) is to create, build and nurture long-lasting relationships among the park’s diverse communities. Your ideas, expectations and concerns about the future of this park, as well as those expressed by other interested individuals, organizations and agencies, are important to us. We look forward to hearing from you and welcome other ideas that you believe the GMP should consider. Suggestions and comments will be collected at the Open Houses, through the website, and by sending a comment form to the park’s address. Other ways to keep involved with the GMP include:

• Stay connected to the project by visiting this website and the National Park Service Planning, Environment and Public Comment website.
• Attend open houses and other park events.
• Share your ideas, questions and comments in person or online.
• Encourage your neighbors and friends to visit Gateway and to also become involved.

 


Planning Process for the General Management Plan

Summer 2009
Planning Activity: Scoping- Identify ideas, expectations, and comments related to the park with the public, government agencies and other stakeholders.
Ways to be Involved: Review newsletter and send us your ideas and concerns. Attend an Open House, learn about the project and voice your ideas and concerns.

Summer 2010
Planning Activity: Develop and Present Preliminary Alternatives- Outline different possible options for the park and provide opportunities for review and comment by public, partners, government agencies and other stakeholders.
Ways to be Involved: Review newsletter and send us your ideas and concers. Attend an Open House and comment on the preliminary alternatives.

Spring/Summer 2011:
Planning Activity: Prepare and Distribute a Draft General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement - Review and comment by public, partners, government agencies and other stakeholders.
Ways to be Inolved: Attend an Open House and voice your ideas and concerns. Review the Draft GMP/EIS and provide written comments

Winter 2012
Planning Activity: Revise Draft Plan and Prepare a Final General Management Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement
Ways to Be Involved: Review the Final GMP/EIS.

Summer 2012
Planning Activity:
Implement the Approved Plan—Prepare and issue a “Record of Decision” and implement plan as funding allows.
Ways to Be Involved: Work with Gateway to implement the plan.

 
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Cannon at Fort Hancock, Sandy Hook, Gateway National Recreation Area.

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Summer 2009 Newsletter

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Last updated: May 2, 2018

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