MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area has a new superintendent.
The Sullivan County native is excited to lead the Park she has spent a lot of time in.
“It is amazing to be able to come home again. I have a lot memories of growing up in this area, as well as going down the Delaware River with my family,” explains Superintendent Sula Jacobs, DWGNRA.
Superintendent Sula Jacobs has inherited millions in damage throughout the Park from two storms in early March. Jacobs says the goal is to continue re-opening trails as quickly and safely as possible.
She adds, “what we want to do is be smart about it, be strategic about it.”
Her main priority is to stop and listen to people in the community; like the Rohde’s. They’re visiting Smithfield Beach for the first time, and so far, are having a great experience.
“I think it’s very important to maintain the trails and the natural park atmospheres, because this is what people need to be able to come out and see and enjoy. So, I hope that this is a priority and it gets whatever attention it needs,” says JoAnn Rohde of New York.
The new superintendent has been here about two weeks. She’s still touring and learning about the Park.
There are two open houses on October 13th for the public to submit suggestions and input.
At Millbrook Village Church (NJ) from 11-2 & Bushkill Meeting Center (PA/Route 209) from 4-7.