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Contact: Brian Feeney, Staten Island Unit Coordinator, 646-879-0582
WHEN: Saturday, September 26, 2015 (Public Lands Day). Volunteers can join in anytime from 9 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
WHAT: To celebrate Public Lands Day, the National Park Service and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation are sponsoring a volunteer beautification and clean-up effort along Hylan Boulevard.
WHO: Volunteers will join rangers from the National Park Service and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, along with New York State Assembly Member Nicole Malliotakis, in this annual clean-up effort.
WHERE: Gather at the entrance to Great Kills Park at the corner of Hylan Boulevard and Buffalo Street, Staten Island.
NOTE: Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Protective gear such as gloves and Tyvek suites will be provided.
MORE: Visit http://www.publiclandsday.org/about
About Gateway National Recreation Area
Established by an Act of Congress in 1972, Gateway National Recreation Area spans three New York City boroughs and two states. Park lands include more than 26,000 acres of marshes; wildlife sanctuaries; recreational athletic facilities; miles of sandy beaches; indoor and outdoor classrooms; picnicking and camping areas; historic structures including military installations, airfields and lighthouses. Gateway is one of the ten most visited national parks in the country. To learn about Gateway's upcoming public programs, see the park's Web site at https://www.nps.gov/gate/index.htm. To join the conversation about Gateway, like us on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/gatewaynps. Our Instagram page can be found at www.instagram.com/gatewaynps.