Pouch Camp Preservation Update – Port Authority Commitment

Updates on the preservation efforts of Pouch Camp

Please read the below statement that can also be found on the GNYC website and Facebook page.

“At the April 26th meeting of The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Board of Directors, $4 million dollars was approved for a portion of the Conservation Easement on the William H. Pouch Scout Camp.

The Greater New York Councils would like to thank the Hon. David Samson, Chairman, Hon. Scott Rechler, Vice-Chairman, all the Port Authority Commissioners and Executive Director Patrick Foye for their support of Camp Pouch, open space on Staten Island and the Scouts of New York City for generations to come.

We would also like to thank Council President Alair Townsend and members of the Council’s workout committee for all the behind the scenes effort that went into this historic occasion.

We also recognize our partners in this process including Web Bingham with Jones Lang LaSalle, along with Kent Whitehead and Marc Matsil from the Trust for Public Land.

The money will be combined with funding from Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro and Council members James Oddo and Vincent Ignizio to meet the $5 million dollar goal for the funding of Phase One of the easement.”

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