Monthly Archives: August 2017

For Release: Monday, August 28, 2017 Suffolk County Officer Receives Officer of the Year Award for Outstanding Service New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Officer (ECO) Timothy Fay received the 2016 “Officer of the Year” award from the Shikar-Safari Club International in a ceremony hosted by long-time Club member Robert Stackler, […]

For Release: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) I FISH NY program and the town of Riverhead will offer a Free Fishing Clinic on Tuesday, August 29, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Peconic Riverfront Park in downtown Riverhead. Free loaner fishing rods and bait will be supplied […]

Grants Will Help Communities in Nassau and Suffolk Counties Recover in Wake of Southern Pine Beetle Governor Cuomo Announced $3 Million Commitment to Manage Spread of Invasive Pest in June 2017 The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is accepting applications for Southern Pine Beetle Community Recovery grants, Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today. […]

NPS Photo/K. Santos News Release Date: August 4, 2017 Contact: Elizabeth Rogers, 631-687-4766 Contact: Dave Griese, 631-321-7028 Patchogue, NY – The Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society will host photographer Audrey Tiernan this Sunday, August 6 to celebrate the unveiling of a new photographic display. The display includes Tiernans images from Bill Bleyer’s new book Fire […]

Photo:  Mike Busch News Release Date: August 3, 2017 Contact: Elizabeth Rogers, 631-687-4766 Contact: Jim Dunphy, 631-687-4756 Patchogue, NY – The National Park Service announced today that the Watch Hill marina project will be extended to address substructure vulnerabilities and ensure the marina is resilient to future storms. Construction will be completed by the end […]

Branching Out students ready for work on the nature trail. NPS/Paul Cecere News Release Date: July 30, 2017 Contact: Tyler Kuliberda, 516-922-4788 Oyster Bay, NY – This week, Branching Out field teams from Boston and New York City met at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site for a four-day long gathering to learn about landscape management […]

What is beach sand?  According to http://www.merriam-webster.com, sand is “a loose granular material that results from the disintegration of rocks, consists of particles smaller than gravel but coarser than silt.”  These small particles are less than 1/10th of an inch in diameter.  The mineral makeup of individual sand particles depends on local and regional rocks, which are […]

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the latest round of improvements at Jones Beach State Park to transform and reinvigorate the public space as part of a $65 million overall revitalization initiative. Park improvements totaling $8.8 million, include reopening the historic Marine Dining Room, opening a new East Games Area, and creating the new “Welcome […]

News Release Date: July 27, 2017 Contact: Elizabeth Rogers, 631-687-4766 Contact: Dennis Mott, 631-687-4763 Patchogue, NY – The National Park Service announced today that the $1.2 million project to rehabilitate the southwest corner of the Fire Island Lighthouse terrace, undermined during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, has been completed. “About 4,000 bricks were removed from the […]