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Action Alert: October 16, 2014
Gateway National Recreation Area - Sandy Hook Unit
New Jersey Audubon has issued the following action alert in response to the Gateway National Recreation Area - Sandy Hook Unit proposal to relocate maintenance facilities. The NPS is proposing to destroy habitat in order to create new maintenance facilities when there are numerous disturbed sites on Sandy Hook that could be used for this purpose. The public is invited to submit comments by 22 Oct. Please read on for more and submit your comments on the NPS proposal - http://bit.ly/101XTQO
Please Help Us Keep Sandy Hook Undeveloped!
Submit Your Comments to the NPS by October 22nd!
New Jersey Audubon has enjoyed a 30-year relationship as a Park Partner with the National Park Service through the Sandy Hook Hawk Watch (beginning in 1979). Our long-term involvement and presence have given us the opportunity to observe and document the changes and impacts that have affected Sandy Hook.
Our concern regarding the proposed relocation of the maintenance facilities stems from our awareness that Sandy Hook has grown from a 1,665-acre barrier peninsula to more than 2,100-acres that provide spectacular, undeveloped ocean and bay beaches found nowhere else in Monmouth County. Preservation and protection of these habitats must be a priority, along with the recreational opportunities provided to the birding community and the public in general. If you would like more information on Sandy Hook, its natural resources and NJ Audubon's position to protect and preserve Sandy Hook, please read our letter to the National Park Service -http://bit.ly/101XUo2.
Again, the public is invited to submit comments to the National Park Service regarding the proposed relocation of the maintenance facilities at Sandy Hook and the deadine line to submit comments is next week, October 22nd -http://bit.ly/101XTQO.
Thank you for your support!