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 […]

Date: December 21, 2017 Contact: Kathleen Karhnak-Glasby, 215-597-7062 PATCHOGUE, NY. The National Park Service (NPS) released a prospectus today for a concession opportunity at Fire Island National Seashore’s Watch Hill and Sailors Haven marinas. The concession operation includes marinas, food and beverage service, and retail sales at Watch Hill and Sailors Haven, and campground services […]

The Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) invites New Yorkers to celebrate the New Year exploring the outdoors at one of the 75 hikes being held at state parks, historic sites, wildlife areas and trails across the Empire State. The guided hikes are being hosted by New York State Parks and the […]

Southold Township has won a grant proposal of $120,000 to continue its Peconic Bay to Long Island Sound integrated trails initiative. The funds from the grant is to go towards removing dilapidated buildings and debris from any waterfront property, planting new native plants and tree’s as well as the creation of a 0.3 mile trail […]

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced New York has committed $2.6 million to build or improve 12 playgrounds at 10 State Parks across New York – as part of a goal to modernize 100 State Park playgrounds as part of the NY Park 2020 initiative. “In every corner of this great state, we are investing […]

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that construction will begin this winter on the Jones Beach Shared Use Path, a $3.5 million project that will significantly expand cyclist and pedestrian access to Long Island and one of its most popular beaches. The new project also complements more than $25 million in additional infrastructure work occurring on […]

Governor Cuomo today announced free admission to all New York State parks this Black Friday, November 24 to encourage New Yorkers and their families to take advantage of the more than 335,000 acres of state-owned land next weekend. During Thanksgiving weekend, State Parks offers various family friendly events and programs at locations across the state. […]

The annual Leonid meteor shower will be super clear to astronomy fans this weekend as the annual meteor shower happens. According to Earthsky, the shower occurs when Earth crosses the orbital path of the Tempel-tuttle comet. This year, its slated to begin on November 17th, with its peak viewing hours starting early the next morning. […]

The elk herd sits in front of the Theodore Roosevelt Home. NPS/Susan Sarna News Release Date: October 26, 2017 Contact: Susan Sarna, 516-802-5586 The herd is here. They have come to thank Theodore Roosevelt for leading the charge in the conservation movement and preserving their habitat. The elk herd has arrived at Sagamore Hill after […]

Date: October 24, 2017 Contact: Elizabeth Rogers, 631-687-4766 Contact: Kelly Fellner, 631-687-4759 Patchogue, NY –  Hurricane Sandy made landfall nearly five years ago, on October 29, 2012. Among the hardest hit by the record-breaking storm were coastal communities in New York and New Jersey and 15 national parks, including Fire Island National Seashore. Since 2012, […]