- States: NJ, NY
- NPCA Region: Northeast
- Est. Date: 1972
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Created in 1972, Gateway is located in the outer New York-New Jersey Harbor, protecting more than 26,000 acres of land and offering an array of recreational, cultural and natural experiences. More than 330 species of birds and 71 species of butterflies live within the park or stop over at Gateway during their seasonal migrations. Gateway's buildings, landscapes and archaeological sites offer great examples of America's coastal defenses from the Revolutionary War through the Cold War.
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Press Release New Report: One of America’s Most Visited National Parks Only Accessible for Some Parks group identifies transportation improvements for Gateway, including ferry, bus and bicycle options.
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Report Transportation and Access Improvements for the Jamaica Bay Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area Learn about what NPCA is doing to increase access to Jamaica Bay by boat, bus and bike.
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Blog Post A Different Kind of Service Veterans continue to serve their country — in some cases taking strides to overcome post-traumatic stress disorder, gaining new skills and adjusting to civilian life — through innovative programs in our national parks.
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Read more about The Jamaica Bay Database Initiative
Resource The Jamaica Bay Database Initiative The Jamaica Bay Database Initiative is a project undertaken by the National Parks Conservation Association Northeast Regional Office. The primary goal of the project is to facilitate science-based decision-making for Jamaica Bay, New York City, by making existing environmental data more easily accessible for the purpose of conservation.
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Press Release Celebrating our Veterans on Flag Day at Gateway National Recreation Area National Find Your Voice Initiative Hosts Paddling Event to Honor Veterans and their Families at Jamaica Bay
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Fact Sheet Group Activities for Jamaica Bay Advocates Attend activities and community events within your favorite unit of Gateway.
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Report Partnering to Build Resilience to Climate Change Communities and Sandy Hook: Partnering to Build Resilience to Climate Change
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Blog Post New Video Showcases Youth Who Love Gateway New storytelling tool is part of a new approach for engaging the next generation of park visitors through the Your Park! Your Health! program.
Read more about $11.1M in Sandy Recovery Grants to Benefit Jamaica Bay at Gateway National Recreation Area
Press Release $11.1M in Sandy Recovery Grants to Benefit Jamaica Bay at Gateway National Recreation Area NPCA applauds Department of the Interior for providing $11.1M for four competitive grants for projects that will benefit the resiliency, ecology, and restoration of areas within Jamaica Bay
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