Over at the Ryan Center at Floyd Bennett Field, Joe got himself some "Protect Your Parks" postcards which feature a copy of a lovely WPA poster with artwork done by Stanley Thomas Clough. The little writeup on the back says "The National Park Service was established in 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson. With its all-American mission to preserve and protect parks for future generations, the National Park Service was often featured in posters produced by the Work Projects Administration Federal Art Project." Joe is thinking of using the postcards to send a message to legislators about HR 2606, "New York City Natural Gas Supply Enhancement Act", the bill which would authorize the Secretary of the Interior to allow the leasing of historic hangars at NPS' protected Floyd Bennett Field for the construction and operation of a gas metering and regulating station. The message is simple. It's the poster's title. Protect Your Parks.
I kind of think that maybe the Secretary of the Interior might need a postcard too. Am I nuts in thinking that the National Park Service is not in the business of providing New York City with natural gas and that the National Park Service is in the business of protecting parks?
(This week's campaign against the leasing of park land at Gateway National Recreation Area for the building of a new industrial facility brought to you by Joe. His last endeavor below.)
It's a Wild About Gateway National Industrial Park shopping bag. 40 fabulous years. Let's celebrate.