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    National Seashore New York

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GMP Public Scoping Meetings

 
Small group of people look at and discus General Management Plan displays.

During the public scoping meetings held from July through November 2006, more than 500 people shared their ideas, concerns and thoughts about the future management of Fire Island National Seashore.  Approximately 32 sets of written comments were delivered by hand, U.S. Mail, electronic mail or fax.

In preparation for the park's new General Management Planning (GMP) process, Fire Island National Seashore conducted a series of dialogues on critical park and community issues. National Park Service staff launched the process during the summer of 2006, with public scoping meetings at the Ocean Beach Community House and Davis Park on July 29, and meetings at Sailors Haven, Watch Hill, Cherry Grove, Fire Island Pines, Saltaire, and near the Fire Island Lighthouse on August 11-13, 2006.

From September 25-27, 2006, additional meetings were held at Mastic Beach, Patchogue and Stony Brook, New York. A meeting in New York City was conducted on November 14, 2006.

A summary of the comments from these meetings was included in the Winter 2007/08 Fire Island National Seashore GMP Interim Report.

 

Open House dates and locations:

Saturday, July 29, 2006
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Ocean Beach Community House
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Davis Park (near post office)

Friday, August 11, 2006
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sailors Haven (near snack bar)
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Watch Hill (near visitor center)

Saturday, August 12, 2006
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cherry Grove Community House
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Fire Island Pines (near harbor)

Sunday, August 13, 2006
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saltaire (near Firehouse)
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Fire Island Lighthouse (Burma Rd.)

 

In September, additional meetings were held at Mastic Beach, Patchogue, and Stony Brook. A meeting in New York City was conducted on November 14.

Monday, September 25, 2006
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Mastic Beach Property Owners Association
31 Neighborhood Road
Mastic, NY 11951

Tuesday, September 26, 2006
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Patchogue Theater lobby
71 E. Main Street
Patchogue, NY 11772

Wednesday, September 27, 2006
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Stony Brook Marine Science Research Center
Stony Brook Campus
Endeavor Hall, Room 120
Stony Brook, NY 11794

Tuesday, November 14, 2006
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
All Souls Church (Reidy Hall)
1157 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10021

 
Cover of Fire Island National Seashore GMP Interim Report, Winter 2007-08
The Winter 2007-08 Fire Island National Seashore GMP Interim Report inlcudes a summary of the comments from these meetings, consolidated with written comments received during the public scoping period of Fire Island National Seashore's new General Management Plan process.
 

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