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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Since Summer is officially here, it’s time to try and hit some beaches! Seeing as you’re on Long Island we’ve come up with some amazing places you have access to enjoy. Check out some of the most amazing beaches below, then grab some sunblock, a beach towel, and your camera. and get yourself (and your […]

News Release Date: May 2, 2017 Patchogue, NY – The Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society will host Bill Bleyer this Saturday, May 6 at 1:00 p.m. to highlight the author’s new book, Fire Island Lighthouse: Long Island’s Welcoming Beacon. The special lecture and book signing will take place at 1:00 pm at the Fire Island […]

Date: April 25, 2017Contact: Kelly Fellner Patchogue, NY – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 431,303 visitors to Fire Island National Seashore in 2016 spent $18.6 million in Long Island gateway communities. Visitor spending in local communities had a cumulative benefit of more than $23.5 million to the local economy and supported 217 jobs. “People come from across Long Island […]