Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River

Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River

New superintendent named for Upper Delaware

January 4, 2010, 8:50 am

Sean McGuinness, a 32-year veteran with the National park Service, will become the new superintendent of the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational Corridor in February.  McGuinness will succeed Vidal Martinez, who left to become superintendent at Prince William Forest Park.

McGuinness’ latest assignment was as deputy superintendent at Fire Island National Seashore on Long Island.

“Sean has been an energetic force at Fire Island”, said National Park Service Northeast Regional Director Dennis Reidenbach, who announce the appointment.  “We look forward to his contributions to the Upper Delaware.”

“I’m looking forward to the wide variety of recreational opportunities available along the Upper Delaware, as well as the area’s rich cultural and natural History”, said McGuinness.  “Working with the local communities in the river valley to help maintain the integrity of these resources will be very rewarding.”

McGuinness began his NPS career in 1977 as a seasonal river patrol park ranger at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.  He is a native New Yorker, born in Buffalo and grew up in Lake View, a small town on the shore of Lake Erie.