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September 29, 2017
Herbert Johnson Fall Lecture Series
Join the National Park Service (NPS) throughout October for the Herbert Johnson Lecture Series. All talks are held on Sundays at 2 pm at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.

May 18, 2017
Getaway at Gateway- Gateway expands camping opportunities
Gateway National Recreation Area is expanding our camping this year with a pilot partnership with Getaway.

May 02, 2017
Illegal Taking of Horseshoe Crabs
On Sunday April 30, 2017 at 10:15 United States Park Police Officers were dispatched to Plumb Beach for someone taking horseshoe crabs. Officer Fajardo and Greenberg arrived and observed Huase Chen harvesting horseshoe crabs from the waters of Jamaica Bay.

May 01, 2017
Report Shows Visitor Spending Supports more than 8000 Jobs in Local Economy
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 19,720,849 visitors to ten National Parks of New York Harbor (NPNH) sites in 2016 spent $656,984,900 in communities near the park. That spending supported 8,120 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $838,133,200.

April 20, 2016
Gateway, New Jersey Youth Corps of Phillipsburg Cut Ribbon for Historically Reconstructed Porch
On Friday, April 22, representatives of Gateway National Recreation Area, New Jersey Youth Corps of Phillipsburg (NJYC), and The Corps Network will cut the ribbon on a new porch for Building 26, the headquarters for Gateway’s Sandy Hook Unit in Middletown. The ceremony will begin at 11 A.M.

November 17, 2015
United States Park Police Catch Illegal Fishers in Jamaica Bay
United States Park Police conducted a surveillance operation in Jamaica Bay in response to an increase in suspected resource violations.

September 23, 2015
Gateway & NYC Parks to Clean Up This Saturday
In celebration of Public Lands Day, Gateway National Recreation Area and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation welcome volunteers to help clean up the entrance to Great Kills Park along Hylan Boulevard. The event will occur Saturday, September 26 beginning at 9 A.M.

September 16, 2015
Members Needed for Fort Hancock 21st Century Committee
The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a Call for Nominations for individuals who wish to serve a three-year term as a member of the Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Federal Advisory Committee. The 30-day period for applications will end on Thursday, October 15, 2015.

September 14, 2015
Fort Hancock 21st Century Committee to meet Friday, September 18, 2015
The Fort Hancock 21st Century Federal Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, September 18, 2015 beginning at 9 A.M. at the Monmouth County Eastern Branch Library, located at 1001 Route 35, Shrewsbury, New Jersey 07702. All meetings are open to the public, with a period set aside for public comment.

September 08, 2015
Calling all citizen scientists: Sandy Hook BioBlitz wants you!
For 24 hours, citizen scientists will swarm the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area, counting as many species as possible. At the same time, free fun and educational activities will take families and individuals into the coves and trails of this seven-mile peninsula on the New Jersey coast. The BioBlitz is co-sponsored by the American Littoral Society (ALS) and the National Park Service (NPS).

September 01, 2015
New, returning members announced for Fort Hancock 21st Century Committee
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has named 13 members to the Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Federal Advisory Committee, including the re-appointment of seven members whose terms had expired and six new members. Membership of the Committee will increase from 20 to 22 members.

August 11, 2015
Media Event: Building 26 Historic Porch Restoration Brings HOPE to Fort Hancock
Come meet the young adults who are rebuilding the historic porch on Building 26, Sandy Hook’s Headquarters (built in 1899), and learn how Hands-On Preservation Experience (HOPE) and New Jersey Youth Corps of Phillipsburg are preserving America’s parks while building a brighter future for young people in need of a second chance

July 27, 2015
31st Annual All-Women Lifeguard Tournament
Gateway NRA hosts the oldest and largest all-women lifeguard tournament in the nation, to be held on Wednesday, July 29 at Sandy Hook Unit's Beach Area E.

June 19, 2015
Fort Hancock 21st Century Committee to meet Friday, June 26
The Fort Hancock 21st Century Committee will meet at 9 am on Friday, June 26 at the Beech Room of the Thompson Park Visitor Center. Thompson Park, located at 805 Newman Springs Road in Lincroft NJ, is part of the Monmouth County Park System. Members of the public are invited.

May 05, 2015
Fort Hancock 21st Century Committee to meet at Thompson Park on Friday, May 8
The Fort Hancock 21st Century Federal Advisory Committee will meet this Friday, May 8 from 9 AM to 3 PM in the Beech Room at Thompson Park, part of the Monmouth County Parks System. All committee meetings are open to the public.

April 01, 2015
Gateway Closes Sandy Hook Observation Deck for Repairs
With the donation of materials from the Sandy Hook Foundation, Gateway National Recreation Area will repair and rebuild Sandy Hook's popular Observation Deck beginning Wednesday, April 1. The park expects the deck to be available to the public by the Memorial Day weekend.

March 13, 2015
Open House for Leasing Sandy Hook Buildings
Come to an open house to learn more about leasing an historic former Army building as a residence, bed-and-breakfast or home for a not-for-profit. The open house takes place Sunday, March 22 from 1-3 PM at the Sandy Hook Chapel.

August 22, 2014
Fort Hancock Committee to Meet at Brookdale Community College
The Fort Hancock 21st Century Federal Advisory Committee will meet Friday, September 12 at Brookdale Community College's Donald D. Wagner Student Life Center.

July 16, 2014
Public Review Opens for Environmental Assessment of Sandy Hook Multi-Use Path Extension
The National Park Service welcomes public comment and regulatory review of an Environmental Assessment (EA) to extend the Multi-Use Path (MUP) at Gateway National Recreation Area's Sandy Hook Unit. Comments are due by August 29, 2014.

September 05, 2012
Interior Department announces FACA committee members; will make recommendations for reuse plan of Fort Hancock
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has nominated 20 citizens to serve on the Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee. This committee will provide recommendations for the historic reuse of more than 30 historic buildings in the Fort Hancock Historic Landmark District within Gateway's Sandy Hook Unit.

Last updated: February 26, 2015

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