Sign the Petition
Please sign the petition calling on Washington to give Staten Island it’s fair share and to make our three national parks a priority. It’s critically-important that Staten Island’s three national parks receive the funding they need.
It’s Not Enough
I grew up on the East Shore and my family still lives here. For Staten Islanders, Fort Wadsworth, Great Kills Parks and Miller Field are treasures and an important part of our quality-of-life.
In the State Assembly, I led clean-ups of these facilities removing syringes from the beaches and trash from the grounds. In 2018, I allocated state funds to repair the sidewalks along Hylan Boulevard for pedestrian safety and another $150,000 to the City Department of Transportation to continue that work.
With the announcement that the Great American Outdoors Act will be signed into law, there will be billions of dollars in federal funding for maintenance projects across the nation’s 400-plus national parks, monuments, recreation areas, and historic sites.
But the Great American Outdoors Act only includes enough funding to cover about half of the backlog of maintenance projects.