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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 […]

NPS Photo News Release Date: May 1, 2017 Contact: Kathy Krause, 631-687-4772 Patchogue, NY – On Sunday, April 30, Fire Island National Seashore honored volunteer Mike Trotta, recipient of the prestigious 2016 George and Helen Hartzog for Outstanding Enduring Volunteer Service. Since 2003, Mr. Trotta has contributed thousands of hours of his time to help enhance […]

Cedar Island, or what is called Cedar Point Lighthouse, is one of Long Islands forgotten lighthouses, sitting sealed like a time capsule earning to be restored, while it continues to guard the entrance to Sag Harbor, overlooking Gardiner’s Bay. Cedar Island Lighthouse is currently located on a sandbar that is connected to Long Island. However, […]

What’s a rare sight for Long Islanders? If you answered a humpback whale then you would be correct. This week just that had happen! Reports of a humpback whale being spotted have been popping up on the internet this week as a whale made its way into the Moriches Bay in search of bunker fish. […]