In a surprise event, 96 rare baby sea turtles, known as Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles, hatched and crawled to the ocean on a Rockaway beach this week according to the National Park Service. The Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles are some of the most endangered and smallest species of sea turtles and are typically found in […]

Ridge: Six people were recently charged for illegally dumping paint cans, a drum set, and a boat, in the Ridge Central Pine Barrens from May to July according to the Central Pine Barrens Commission. “If you’re caught dumping, you could be subject to tens of thousands of dollars in fines, the cost of restitution, possibly […]

Visitors to New York’s Jones Beach State Park has two new attractions for this summer season. A splash park on the boardwalk and the reopening of the Boardwalk Cafe. “We’re really trying to restore the history, majesty, and glory, and introduce recreational activities, food and dining opportunities tailored to the 21st century,” Rose Harvey, commissioner […]

New York State’s Robert Moses Park has a brand new, and barely used, a marina that’s open for overnight stays. According to the Long Island Deputy Regional Director of the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, George Gorman, there has only been a total of seven (7) boaters that have booked overnight stays. The total […]

IT STANDS like a sentry on watch, a solitary figure on the easternmost bluffs of Long Island. Commissioned 190+ years ago by President George Washington, the Montauk Lighthouse has become one of the most photographed structures in America because of its dramatic location. But the peril of that site is causing concern over the future […]

Mountain bike trails on four New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)-managed properties in Suffolk County reopened on April 6, DEC Regional Director Carrie Meek Gallagher announced today. The trail closures had been in place due to small game and deer shotgun hunting seasons and to prevent excessive impacts to trails due to the […]

Southern Pine Beetle Community Recovery Grants totaling more than $275,000 have been awarded to five projects in Nassau and Suffolk counties that will assist with recovery efforts from southern pine beetle (SPB) damage, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today. “The cost of managing the negative impacts of the […]

On Friday, Suffolk County Park Officials had cancelled a $2.8 million per year contract with the food and bar concessions operator at Smith Point, Cupsogue and Meschutt. The Operator, Beach Hut, had pleaded guilty to failing to pay both sales and income taxes. Parks commissioner, Philip Berdolt, said the county had sent a letter to the […]

Date: December 22, 2017 Contact: Daphne Yun, 718-354-4602 The National Park Service is seeking interested parties to redevelop historic structures and land at Fort Tilden East and Riis Landing in the Jamaica Bay Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area. This Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) invites plans that include opportunities for multiple day experiences […]

USFWS Photo/G. Thompson News Release Date: December 19, 2017 Contact: Kaetlyn Jackson, 631-687-4770 Patchogue, NY – The National Park Service (NPS) announced today that the the Final Fire Island Wilderness Breach Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (Final Breach Plan/EIS) is now available online. A final decision on the plan will be made after a required 30-day […]