The Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, managed by the National Park System, is home to many species of wildlife, and especially noted for its bird population. Park rangers conducted a Civic Voice Lessons workshop, discussing initiatives and advocacy opportunities for protecting this park, as well as other local parks and the wildlife within them. You can see more pictures from the workshop here.
The top three priorities discussed by the Park Rangers were:
* The need for better public transportation to and from the park, including ferry stops and better train service.
* Funding for recovery from Hurricane Sandy.
* A means of connection, such as bike lanes and trails, between sites around Gateway like Charles Park and Hamilton Park.
Want to get involved in advocating for your national parks? Join the conversation and #FindYourVoice to find out what other national park advocates are doing around the country to celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park System. Don’t forget to mention @NPCA in all related posts!
You can also follow JBA on MeetUp to learn more about what’s happening in and around the park.