Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Part of Gateway Nat Recreation Area OPENs

From the listserves:

*From:* Markis, Charles 

*To:* undisclosed-recipients: 

*Sent:* Wednesday, November 21, 2012 2:19 PM

*Subject:* Gateway reopens Great Kills Park, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Dear Subscribers, Friends, and Colleagues,

As you know Gateway has been closed since the evacuation notice was

given on Sunday, Oct. 28. But just after the storm an amazing team of

personnel assembled from NPS sites across the country has been working

on the recovery and rehabilitation of the park properties with the

primary goal of establishing the safety of all park employees and

visitors. After safety issues are addressed the operations have turned

to reopening areas of the park which can be used by visitors.

If you come to visit any of these areas you will see areas that have

been damaged by Sandy. Please exercise caution when walking or hiking

and be aware of debris and downed tree branches that have been set aside

for pick up.

We are pleased to announce that Great Kills and the Jamaica Bay Wildlife

Refuge will be open to the public beginning Friday, Nov. 23 for seasonal

hours and days of operation. Go here to see the press announcement: which as of 2pm has not

been released. Check this link after 4pm for more details.

Thank you for your interest in Gateway;

have a wonderful Thanksgiving,

and practice safety in all your activities.

Charles Markis,

Program Guide Editor


Charles Markis

Park Ranger/Interpretive Specialist

Gateway National Recreation Area

210 New York Avenue

Staten Island, NY 10305

718-354-4530 x 238