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Friends of Fire Island National Seashore

Friends of Fire Island National Seashore (FFINS) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage proper stewardship of park natural resources, foster cooperative and mutual communication between the National Park Service, communities and user groups, and to promote environmentally sound access to all of the various aspects of Fire Island National Seashore.

The group welcomes more members and contributions to help fund additional services for visitors to Fire Island.

Friends of Fire Island National Seashore
P.O. Box 504
Patchogue, NY 11772-0504


Friends of Watch Hill

The Friends of Watch Hill (FOWH) is another active organization focused on the visitors and boaters, and helping to take care of facilities at the Watch Hill area. FOWH members work cooperatively to maintain and operate mosquito traps donated by the FFINS. They have also reconstructed a damaged deck overlooking the Great South Bay, and plan to support many other programs and activities at Watch Hill.

Friends of Watch Hill
P.O. Box 60
Oakdale, NY 11769


Park Partners

National Park Foundation

The National Park Foundation, in partnership with the National Park Service, enriches America's national parks and programs through private support, safeguarding our heritage and inspiring generations of national park enthusiast.

Fire Island National Seashore has been a recipient of grants from the National Park Foundation. Donations made to this NPS partner have been used to provide recycled lumber for Fire Island's nature trails through the Unilever "Recycling At Work" program.

Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society

Formed in 1982 in response to the possible demolition of the Fire Island Lighthouse, the Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society (FILPS) raised over 1.2 million dollars to save and restore it. In 1996, the non-profit group partnered with the National Park Service to maintain and operate the Fire Island Light. In 2006, FILPS signed a cooperating association agreement to continue its support through a program of visitor services, research, sales, membership, and fundraising activites.

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