Thursday, May 22, 2014
Monday, May 12, 2014
Sent: Fri, May 9, 2014 8:45 am
Subject: Release of Final GMP/EIS for Gateway NRA
May 9, 2014
On behalf of the planning team, I am pleased to announce the release of the Final General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/EIS) for Gateway National Recreation Area. It is the culmination of a great deal of time, effort, energy, and input from members of the public; New York City agencies; other federal, state, and local agencies; interested organizations and their members; and the National Park Service. The comments and suggestions that many of you provided have made the final plan an even stronger vision for the future of Gateway – your participation has made a difference.
The National Park Service values your interest in continuing a meaningful connection with the park, and we look forward to implementing this plan with your support. As the life of this GMP is expected to be 20 years, it may be many years before some of the projects in the plan are funded and implemented. In some cases, there will be additional opportunities for public participation to refine the details while remaining consistent with the GMP direction. The NPS will do our best to be true to the intent of the GMP.
The Final GMP/EIS is available at the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment website at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/gatewayfinalgmp. Limited copies of the plan on compact disk or hard copy are available at the park. Please call 718-354-4568 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy.
The National Park Service will soon prepare and issue its "Record of Decision" for this plan, which will be signed by the Northeast Regional Director and published in the Federal Register. Once the “Record of Decision” is signed, the plan can be implemented.
On behalf of the entire National Park Service family, please accept our most sincere gratitude for your commitment and dedication to this process over the past 5 years. It is time now to come together in the work ahead to implement the plan.
Jennifer T. Nersesian
Gateway National Recreation Area