Monthly Archives: October 2017

For Release: Friday, October 27, 2017 Public Meeting Set for Thursday November 2 State Parks Also On-Hand to Discuss Latest Safety, Access and Recreational Efforts Underway in the Park Who: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)and Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) What: Public Information Meeting on DEC Preliminary […]

Shellfish harvesting areas in several towns in Nassau and Suffolk Counties have been designated as uncertified (closed) for shellfish harvesting, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today. These temporary closures have been implemented due to the heavy rainfall and storm-water runoff that occurred in the wake of this past weekend’s rainfall, […]

For Release: Monday, October 23, 2017 Long Island anglers will have the opportunity to voice opinions regarding the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) efforts to manage stream trout populations at a public meeting on November 2. The meeting will feature a 30-minute presentation by DEC Fisheries staff describing current management practices for […]

Date: September 29, 2017 Contact: Daphne Yun, 718-354-4602Join the National Park Service (NPS) throughout October for the Herbert Johnson Lecture Series. All talks are held on Sundays at 2 pm at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. These programs are presented by participating scholars of the Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay, a partnership between […]

Many New Yorkers may believe that La Guardia and JFK are New York Cities only airports, but little know that New York had 2 other airports relatively close to their predecessors. One of those airports is being converted into a National Parks Service area, and still has the remnant’s of when it was used as […]

CAMP HERO: FROM MILITARY INSTALLATION TO STATE PARK Located at Mantauk Point on the easternmost end of Long Island, the park that is today known as Camp Hero has a rich military history that extends back to birth of the United States. As a result of the 1776 Battle of Long Island, which revealed this […]

News Release Date: October 4, 2017 Contact: Elizabeth Rogers, 631-687-4766 Contact: Kathy Krause, 631-687-4772 Patchogue, NY – Fire Island National Seashore will host an exhibit reception from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Sunday, October 8 for Wilderness Art Workshop participants. All are invited to meet the artists and see their creative works on display at […]

Children measured tides and salinity and counted marine creatures and Monarch butterflies during the first-even Day in the Life of Fire Island. Photo: Tim Motz News Release Date: October 2, 2017 Contact: Elizabeth Rogers, 631-687-4766 Contact: Kathy Krause, 631-687-4772 Patchogue, NY – On Friday, September 29, nearly 100 students from the Woodhull School, Longwood Middle […]

Artwork and artifacts from the “Conservation from Here” Exhibit. NPS News Release Date: September 21, 2017 Contact: Susan Sarna, 516-802-5586 Oyster Bay, NY – Sagamore Hill National Historic Site has opened a new exhibit at the Old Orchard Museum honoring Theodore Roosevelt’s legacy as a hunter-conservationist. The exhibit, entitled “Conservation from Here,” pairs original artwork by […]