2010-07-30 / Community

Interior Commissioner Salazar Visits Gateway National Park

Broad Channel environmental activists Dan Mundy and his son, Dan Mundy Jr., speak with Weiner, Salazar and Meeks. Broad Channel environmental activists Dan Mundy and his son, Dan Mundy Jr., speak with Weiner, Salazar and Meeks. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar came to Broad Channel on Monday morning at the invitation of Congressmen Anthony Weiner and Gregory Meeks.

Salazar toured the Wildlife Sanctuary, joining the congressmen, other Gateway National Park officials and several reporters on a walk to Osprey Point.

Salazar thanked Weiner for all his support and spoke with a number of summer interns and local residents.
Salazar asked the interns about their experiences in the park. Salazar asked the interns about their experiences in the park.
Parks officials, Gateway Park Superintendant Barry Sullivan (left) and Maria Burks, the Commissioner of the New York Harbor Unit for the National Park Service, join Salazar and Weiner at one of the park viewing spots. Parks officials, Gateway Park Superintendant Barry Sullivan (left) and Maria Burks, the Commissioner of the New York Harbor Unit for the National Park Service, join Salazar and Weiner at one of the park viewing spots.
Sullivan points out the salient features of the park to Salazar, Meeks and Weiner as they walk one of the trails. Sullivan points out the salient features of the park to Salazar, Meeks and Weiner as they walk one of the trails.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Congressman Anthony Weiner walk down one of the many trails within the wildlife sanctuary. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Congressman Anthony Weiner walk down one of the many trails within the wildlife sanctuary.
The Osprey nest that was the central focus of the viewing spot inside the park. The Osprey nest that was the central focus of the viewing spot inside the park.

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