The Gateway National Recreation Area Campaign

July 15, 2007

You may find this post a little different from the ones I usually write. It’s regarding a charity campaign to upgrade the declining conditions of the Gateway National Recreation Area located at the New York-New Jersey harbor and coast.

This park, which stretches across 26,607 acres, was created in 1972 and was one of the first units in the U.S. National Park System house both natural and urban ecological environments. It is also a key sanctuary for more than 330 bird species and also contains a variety of estuarine wildlife habitats.

The campaign initially began in the Winter of 2006, where Columbia University and the Van Alen Institute invited designers worldwide to submit their visions and designs on how best to improve the overall appearance and functions of this national park.

So, now it’s your turn. Stop by the NPCA website and view all the great entries that were submitted. Then cast your vote on which one you feel will best represent a world-class park image. Every vote will be counted and all comments received will be read by the NPCA and possibly included in the planning phase which is scheduled for 2009.

Deadline to cast your vote is September 15, 2007. Which one do you like the best?

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Aloha from Donetta, TopChamp, La Bellina Mammina, and Renee

4 Comments on “The Gateway National Recreation Area Campaign”

July 15, 2007
3:05 am

Renee said:

Wow! We used to be NPCA members directly but now we just support them through the CCFC at DH’s work. So we don’t get the magazines anymore…which is okay with me as I would rather they keep all my money.

I’ll have to check out the vote.

DD is home now and zonked out on the sofa…apparently they stayed up all night! :o

July 15, 2007
8:47 am

La Bellina Mammina said:

Thanks for sharing this.

July 15, 2007
5:44 pm

TopChamp said:

I’ll go and have a proper browse shortly. I’m quite pro-parks & recreation areas at the moment, as Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow is making my walking home idea a little more pleasant! I posted a picture of a courgette for you…. I’d be interested to hear whether it’s like the aubergine/eggplant english/american thing… it could be zuccini possibly?

July 17, 2007
3:50 am

donetta said:

Thanks for your heart toward our dear earth.

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