January 05, 2016
National Park Service Releases Final Deer Management Plan for Fire Island National Seashore
The Fire Island National Seashore Final Deer Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement is available on the National Park Service Planning, Environment, and Public Comment website. A January 8 Federal Register Notice will begin a 30-day no action period.
December 17, 2015
National Park Service Accepting Applications for Artist-in-Residence Program at Fire Island National Seashore
The National Park Service will be accepting applications for its 2016 Artist-in-Residence program through February 5, 2016.
December 03, 2015
Fire Island to Moriches Inlet Stabilization Project Underway on West End of Fire Island
Off-road driving permit holders will be required to use the interior route while construction on the second phase of the Fire Island to Moriches Inlet (FIMI) Stabilization Project is underway east of the Lighthouse.
November 24, 2015
Dredge Underway to Provide Safe Access to Fire Island National Seashore Marinas
A dredge operation is underway at Sailors Haven and Watch Hill. The project, initiated in 2014 and funded through Hurricane Sandy relief aid, is slated for late December completion.
October 22, 2015
Bats, Beach Change, and the Fire Island Beacon Featured at Free Open House for Educators
Fire Island National Seashore invites educators of all disciplines and grade levels to attend a free open house workshop to learn more about the Seashore's teacher resources.
October 05, 2015
National Park Service Celebrates Gift of William Floyd Estate
Special ranger-led tours of the Old Mastic House and Fire Island National Seashore's museum collection are planned for October 10 and 11 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the gift of the William Floyd Estate.
September 28, 2015
Watch Hill Mosquito Sample Tests Positive for West Nile Virus
Fire Island National Seashore's weekly Mosquito Monitoring Program will be extended into October in response to the detection of West Nile virus in a pool of mosquitoes collected September 16.
September 21, 2015
Mosquito Monitoring Efforts Increased on Fire Island
A mosquito sample collected from Watch Hill on September 9 tested positive for West Nile Virus.
September 11, 2015
Fire Island National Seashore Welcomes Volunteers for International Coastal Cleanup and National Public Lands Day
Special volunteer events are planned this September to celebrate the International Coastal Cleanup and National Public Lands Day.
September 10, 2015
Fire Island National Seashore Welcomes Fourth Grade Students through Every Kid in a Park Initiative
Fire Island National Seashore invites fourth grade students to explore the national park in their backyard and discover our national treasures with free entry to national parks and federally managed lands.
September 09, 2015
National Park Service Seeks Input on Fire Island Wilderness Breach Plan
Fire Island National Seashore Superintendent Chris Soller announced the National Park Service will prepare a Breach Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement
August 24, 2015
West Nile Virus Found on Fire Island
Mosquitoes collected August 14 as part of Fire Island National Seashore's Mosquito Monitoring Program have tested positive for West Nile Virus. Visitors are encouraged to avoid areas with high densities of mosquitoes.
August 19, 2015
Find Your Park on Long Island and Celebrate the 99th Birthday of the National Park Service
You're invited! In honor of the National Park Service's 99th birthday, two national park sites on Long Island are offering reduced rates and all are hosting special programs.
July 31, 2015
Reduced Rates to Celebrate Founders Day at Fire Island National Seashore
Fire Island National Seashore will offer special programs, reduced ferry fares, and discounted Lighthouse tower tour tickets in celebration of the Seashore's 50th anniversary and the 99th birthday of the National Park Service.
July 29, 2015
50th Anniversary Panel Discussion and Exhibit Recall Citizen’s Campaign to Establish Fire Island National Seashore
Fire Island National Seashore will host special 50th anniversary events to highlight the citizen's campaign to establish a national seashore in New York.
July 09, 2015
Portuguese Man O’ War Reported on Fire Island and Long Island South Shore Beaches
The National Park Service continues to monitor lifeguarded beaches at Fire Island National Seashore sites for Portuguese Man O' War, a jellyfish-like marine creature that has been reported at beaches on Long Island's South Shore.
June 25, 2015
Fire Island National Seashore Continues 50th Anniversary Celebration: Special “River Runs to It” Exhibit Opening July 2
Fire Island National Seashore began its 50th anniversary celebration in September 2014 and the festivities continue this summer with a special exhibit, lecture series, and events throughout the summer.
June 16, 2015
Fire Island National Seashore’s Draft General Management Plan Available for Public Review and Comment
Fire Island National Seashore has released its Draft General Management Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement (Draft GMP/EIS) for public review and comment. The comment period begins on June 15, 2015 and extends until September 17, 2015.
May 18, 2015
Watch Hill Marina Opens for Season
Fire Island's Watch Hill marina and visitor facilities opened May 16, with improved water-based access and special event planned throughout the season to celebrate the Seashore's 50th anniversary.
April 30, 2015
White-tailed Deer Movement Study Continues on Fire Island
Researchers fitted 15 female white-tailed deer with GPS-enabled radio tracking collars in 2015 as part of a three-year Deer Movement Study.
April 23, 2015
Tourism to Long Island National Parks Creates $21,460,500 in Economic Benefits: Report shows visitor spending supports 201 jobs in local economy
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 403,662 visitors to national parks on Long Island in 2014 spent $17,043,600 in communities surrounding Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and Fire Island National Seashore. That spending supported 201 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $21,460,500.
April 21, 2015
Hurricane Sandy-funded Marina Construction Underway: Sailors Haven Marina Closed to Private Boaters Through July 20
Work to upgrade the Sailors Haven marina is now underway. The marina will be closed to private boaters during construction, scheduled to be completed by July 20.
April 20, 2015
Nesting Bald Eagles at William Floyd Estate for First Time in Decades: Park Areas Closed to Protect Nesting Birds
A pair of nesting bald eagles was discovered at the William Floyd Estate, a unit of Fire Island National Seashore. Areas of the Estate will be closed to protect the eagles during this sensitive time.
April 08, 2015
Fire Island National Seashore Joins National Find Your Park Movement
Fire Island National Seashore invites you to Find Your Park during National Park Week.
March 31, 2015
National Park Service Responds to Southern Pine Beetle Infestation at Fire Island National Seashore
A National Park Service Arborist Incident Response team will cut down roughly 600 trees at the William Floyd Estate on Long Island and within the Sunken Forest on Fire Island in response to confirmed southern pine beetle infestations at Fire Island National Seashore.
March 25, 2015
Fire Island Dredge Operation Underway
H&L Contracting of Bay Shore, New York resumed dredge operations at Watch Hill on Fire Island this week after delays due to sever winter weather and extensive ice in the Great South Bay.