Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Floyd Bennett Field's future in your hands --we need public support

National Park Conservation Association "Action Alert"

NPCA and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz invite you to attend a public meeting to share your thoughts about the future of Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, the 1,400 acre unit of Gateway National Recreation Area. One of New York City's largest public spaces, Floyd Bennett Field provides many environmental, recreational, and cultural benefits to the people of Brooklyn and beyond, but its full potential has never been realized.

The National Park Service is now drafting a plan to shape Gateway's future, and Senator Charles Schumer and Congressman Anthony Weiner have formed a Blue Ribbon Panel to provide recommendations about Floyd Bennett Field for this plan. NPCA is working with the Regional Plan Association (RPA) and our elected officials to make sure your voice is heard by the people creating the plan for Gateway's future.

Please join this important conversation.

WHAT: Brooklyn public meeting about Floyd Bennett Field

WHEN: Tuesday, September 21, 6 - 8 p.m.

WHERE: Aviator Sports Center, Hangar 5, Floyd Bennett Field, 3159 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11234

WHO: Event is FREE and open to the public. Meeting hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, NPCA, and RPA.

CONTACT: Questions? Contact Maya Borgenicht with the Regional Plan Association at maya@rpa.org or 917.652.6359.

For more information, go to www.rpa.org/floydbennett

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The National Park Service MISSION STATEMENT

The National Park System
Caring for the American Legacy

"...to promote and regulate the use of the...national parks...which purpose is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations."