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an update by the National Parks Service on plans for the management of the east and west ponds and the feedback received from stakeholders after the recent comment period

an update by the National Parks Service on plans for the management of the east and west ponds and the feedback received from stakeholders after the recent comment period

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NPS presentation Jamaica Bay Task Force Meeting 2022-11-17.pdf

  1. 1. Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Updates Jamaica Bay Task Force November 17, 2022
  2. 2. East and West Pond Stewardship Plan Purpose: preserve and protect the pond area by identifying strategies that: • Engage a diverse community of visitors and volunteers • Protect natural resources • Support continued public use and enjoyment • Manage a robust volunteer workforce • Provide education and interpretation opportunities
  3. 3. East and West Pond Stewardship Plan • Public scoping from April – June 2022, Virtual Open House on May 17, 2022 • 116 comments received • Comment summary report to be released • Comments received will inform plan development
  4. 4. East and West Pond Stewardship Plan • “Drop-in” public workshop on viewsheds and vegetation management on West Pond loop trail in early 2023 • More opportunities for engagement, including review of draft plan • Maintenance and repair work will continue as plan development progresses
  5. 5. New Entrance Sign
  6. 6. Visitor Center Open Fri-Mon 10-4
  7. 7. Upcoming Programs • 11/19, 12:30PM - Meditative Nature Walk (JBWR) • 11/20, 2:30PM - Junior Ranger Hike (JBWR) • 11/22, 10:30AM - Hawk Watch (Fort Tilden) • 11/25, 12:30PM - Winter Plant Identification (JBWR) • 11/26, 12PM - Creating Jamaica Bay - A History Walk (JBWR) • 11/27, 1PM - Jamaica Bay Nature Walk (JBWR) • 11/29, 10:30AM - Hawk Watch (Fort Tilden) • Check Park Website “Things to Do” for more information
  8. 8. Viewshed Clearing (Bench 1)
  9. 9. East Pond Boardwalk Replacement
  10. 10. Interpretive Waysides
  11. 11. West Pond Living Shoreline • Completed November 2021 • Maintenance of waterfowl fencing (through 2024) • Ecological monitoring with Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay (through 2026) • Replanting of native grasses (through 2024)

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