Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Jamaica Bay NWR Update

From the Brooklyn Bird Club Facebook page

West Pond Open House - come learn what's happening and voice your concerns.
The National Park Service (NPS) will provide an update on the project status for the West Pond Environmental Assessment on Jan. 22 at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.
The project is in the early stages of the planning to address storm damage to Gateway National Recreation Area ‘s West Pond during Hurricane Sandy.
The NPS received public input during the initial June 30 – July 30, 2014, comment period.
The update on project status for the West Pond Environmental Assessment will be provided at a Open House on Jan. 22. The NPS invites everyone to learn more about proposed concept designs, ask questions and obtain information about West Pond.
“The ongoing participation of the public is very important to the success of this project,” said Jennifer T. Nersesian, Superintendent of Gateway National Recreation Area. “We have already benefited greatly from the knowledge and expertise of the many stakeholders and organizations with an interest in the Refuge. We look forward to continue working with the public as this process moves forward.”
Open House:
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, Gateway National Recreation Area
Thursday, January 22nd
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Located on Cross Bay Boulevard