• Miles of uncrowded white sandy beaches extend to the horizon, separating the clear blue ocean and undulating grass-covered dunes.

    Fire Island

    National Seashore New York

Climate Friendly Planning

Climate Friendly Parks
In 2008, Fire Island National Seashore joined the Climate Friendly Parks Program (CFP). A collaboration of the National Park Service and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, this program provides national parks with comprehensive support, management tools and resources to address climate change both within park boundaries and in surrounding communities.

The Climate Friendly Park program is expected to:

  • measure park-based greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
  • develop sustainable strategies to mitigate these emissions and to adapt to climate change impacts, and
  • educate the public about these efforts.

In 2009, Fire Island National Seashore completed its CFP Action Plan, and has begun to initiate components within the park's means.

 

The Clean Marina Program initiated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is also expected to be implemented at Fire Island National Seashore in 2008.

In addition to the National Park Service operated marinas, there are municipal and privately owned marinas within the boundaries of the park on Fire Island.

 

Did You Know?

Three hard-bound books and portraits from the late 1800s are lined up on a dark table.

The Floyd family left to the National Park Service more than 3,000 books from their family's personal library. A number of books were written by descendants of William Floyd, who lived in the house at "Old Mastic." More...