The Gateway National Recreation Area which includes Jamaca Bay, Sandy Hook, Floyd Bennett Field are part of the National Park Service. They contain important wetlands and grasslands habitats important to local and migrating bird species in the New York City area.
New proposals would turn the focus of these areas more towards recreation than conservation. Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn is especially under seige, with proposed expansion of recreationial facilities and a proposed gas pipeline set to disturb a critical grasslands habit.
Please visit the New York City Audubon webite for more details. They need our community to do one or more of the following:
- Attend one of six public information sessions in August and give your feedback about what matters for wildlife in Jamaica Bay. NYC Audubon will provide free transportation and an accompanying bird walk on two of the dates. Learn more or register.
- Sign NYC Audubon’s online petition to make sure the GMP prioritizes protecting and restoring wildlife habitat.
- Volunteer to help NYC Audubon collect 10,000 signatures in support of protecting Gateway's critical wildlife habitat. Please contact John Rowden at [email protected].