Restoring Hamilton Grange
In a recent campaign, NPCA secured hundreds of local signatures on a petition supporting the restoration of Hamilton Grange, solicited dozens of letters of support from historic groups, and worked closely with Congressman Charles B. Rangel's staff. In 2006, Congress appointed the funding necessary to fully restore the house, which because of this restoration funding was moved to a new location in June 2008. To witness the moving process, click here. To read about the move in a recent newsletter article, click here.
Natural History of New York City’s Parks and Great Gull Island
In partnership with the Linnean Society and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, NPCA published a collection of studies that reveals the resilience of New York City’s indigenous ecosystems among a city of 8 million people and provides a call to action for continued conservation efforts in the city’s parks. Read about a panel discussion on the topic here.
"Envisioning Gateway: A Public Design Competition for Gateway National Park" launched January 29, 2007. NPCA collected over 2,000 votes and comments on the finalist designs from the public around the country. The competition generated extensive publicity for the park in the print, radio, TV, and online media, reaching over 10 million people around the world, and fostering dialogue about new ideas for making Gateway an iconic national park and Northeast regional jewel.
NPCA’s Northeast Regional Office co-sponsored and co-organized the Yellowstone to Yukon (Y2Y) photography exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, which ran from July, 2006 through February, 2007, and was viewed by over 750,000 people. Download a copy of NPCA’s brochure (PDF/4 MB) about the Y2Y wildlife corridor project.
Supporting Our Parks
Hundreds of petition signatures were collected during the summer of 2006 to visitors of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty by NERO’s summer interns. The petition, sent to Secretary Kempthorne, states that funding our national parks should be a national priority.
Alexander Brash, Northeast Regional Director, provided testimony at a U.S. Department of Interior Listening Session in Brewer, Maine in September 2006. Read his testimony here.