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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mather School students work to restore the historic shed. NPS/Paul Cecere News Release Date: September 6, 2017 Contact: Paul Cecere, 516-802-7549 A dozen students and a few teachers from the Mather Building Arts & Craftsmanship High School in New York City traveled every day for two weeks to work alongside the maintenance staff of Sagamore […]

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 […]