Fort Tilden Shoreline Planning Begins
The National Park Service (NPS) in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration- Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division (EFLHD) is preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) to evaluate a range of alternatives to address access, safety, and shoreline resiliency at Fort Tilden, Gateway National Recreation Area due to changes brought about by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
Hurricane Sandy caused physical changes to the Fort Tilden shoreline and beach area, creating a new environment with safety, access, and resource questions that need to be addressed.
The purpose of this project is to understand the potential impacts from future storm events on natural and cultural resources, infrastructure, and the safety of surrounding communities, and use this to guide the siting and design of Shore Road, address safety in response to the exposed bulkhead, as well as inform the consideration of future coastal protection measures.
The NPS is in the beginning of the planning process and invites the public to attend an Open House to learn more about the project, ask questions, and provide comments.