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Newsletter - Fort Monroe North Beach Area 4 Study Area


The National Park Service is conducting a rapid assessment of potential visitor uses for North Beach Area 4. Public input will be incorporated into discussions with the current owner of this area, the United States Army, regarding management of North Beach Area 4. The goal is to remediate environmental contaminants, transfer ownership of this site to the Fort Monroe National Monument, and open North Beach Area 4 to the public.

As we consider visitor use and activities at Fort Monroe National Monument, please review the below Newsletter with details about the project and provide your comments.
 
Comment Period: Closed        Mar 1, 2022 - Mar 31, 2022
Topic Questions:
1. What natural and cultural resources in North Beach Area 4 should the National Park Service seek to protect and manage for public enjoyment?
2. If North Beach Area 4 is cleaned up to support public recreation, and the NPS takes ownership of the area in the future, what types of public recreational activities and experiences would you hope to see? We invite you to consider the following three categories of use:

»Activities that require facilities: these include pastimes that require amenities, such as hiking or biking trails, ballfields, visitor comfort stations, and boardwalks for walking

»Activities that rely on natural resources and their interpretation: these include activities dependent on specific resources present, including wading or swimming in the bay, sitting on the sand or walking among the trees, as well as opportunities to learn about and engage with the natural history of the area

»Activities that rely on cultural resources and their interpretation: these include opportunities to engage with the incredible human history of Old Point Comfort through educational programming or other interpretive tools such as an audio tour
3. Assuming North Beach Area 4 is remediated to a safe level for public access, do you support transferring ownership from the United States Army to Fort Monroe National Monument for public use? Please tell us why.
4. Do you have any other comments, concerns, or suggestions for this study?
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