A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Photos: Cooperative Management Agreement for Jamaica Bay
Secretary Salazar making remarks at the International Urban Parks Conference. Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
Secretary Salazar joins Mayor Bloomberg to sign cooperative management agreement for Jamaica Bay. Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
Secretary Salazar meets with Mayor Bloomberg and Businessman Louis bacon. Earlier this year, Bacon donated 90,000 acres of land in Colorado toward the creation of the Sangre de Cristo Conservation Area Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
Secretary Salazar making remarks before signing a cooperative management agreement on Jamaica Bay with Mayor Bloomberg. Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
Secretary Salazar signing a cooperative management agreement for Jamaica Bay. Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg signed an unprecedented agreement between the National Park Service and the City of New York Department of Parks of Recreation – spelling out ways the two agencies will cooperatively manage 10,000 acres of federal and city-owned parks in and around Jamaica Bay to promote visitation, education programs, scientific research and opportunities for outdoor recreation.
By allowing the National Park Service and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation to work on each other's property, comingle resources and undertake joint planning, this innovative new partnership will serve to better connect urban communities to the natural beauty and history of Gateway National Recreation Area and adjacent city park lands.