NPS Occasionally Shutting Down Road to Protect Amphibians

By Sam Miller
The National Park Service will be closing River Road in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area over the next several weeks to protect local amphibians during their breeding season. The trigger for the road closures will be forecasts calling for evening rain with mild temperatures. Since the amphibians are active principally at night and have completed their treks by dawn, the road will be closed at approximately 4:00 pm and will remain closed until approximately 6:30 am. This will take place intermittently over the next 6 to 8 weeks.