November 22, 2013
Celebrate the Chilly Season at Fire Island National Seashore
A variety of programs are offered for late November and December 2013 at Fire Island National Seashore.
October 31, 2013
Fire Island Lighthouse Celebrates its 155th Birthday; Festivities on Saturday, November 2
An afternoon of special activities and programs conducted by past residents are among the festivities planned by the Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society on November 2, 2013.
October 31, 2013
Additional Sandy-Funded Projects for Fire Island National Seashore
Funding for storm damage repairs and for additional research projects has been approved for Fire Island. Some work begins this fall.
October 22, 2013
Fall Programs Resume at Fire Island National Seashore
A variety of ranger- and partner-led programs are scheduled for November and December 2013.
October 22, 2013
Public Comment Period Extended for Fire Island National Seashore Dredging Projects
Closing date for comments about the environmental assessment for proposed dredging projects will be extended from October 9 to October 27, 2013, due to the government shutdown. Funded projects are still expected to begin this fall.
September 12, 2013
New Education Programs for Fire Island, New NPS Website for Teachers
Fire Island National Seashore has completed two new lesson plans, just in time for announcement of the National Park Service's new web tool for teachers!
September 09, 2013
Public Comment Period Opens for Fire Island National Seashore Dredging Projects
Comments about the environmental assessment for the proposed projects will be accepted September 9 through October 9, 2013. Funded projects are expected to begin this fall.
August 17, 2013
Fire Island Offers Diverse Late Summer/Early Fall Programs
A variety of programs and special tours are offered as the summer comes to a close on Fire Island.
July 15, 2013
Public Scoping for Fire Island National Seashore Dredging Projects
Comments about the proposed projects will be accepted July 15 through August 5, 2013, and the public will have an opportunity to comment on the environmental assessment by early September 2013.
June 28, 2013
Civil War Stories at William Floyd Estate on July 4th Weekend
"The Civil War and the Floyds" provides a glimpse into the personal lives of one family from 1862-1864.
June 25, 2013
Art Shows At Fire Island Lighthouse and Patchogue Ferry Terminal Open this Week
Annual art shows help park partners support the park.
May 22, 2013
Fire Island Lighthouse Reopens May 25, 2013
The reopening of the Fire Island Lighthouse has awaited reopening of Robert Moses State Park, where lighthouse visitors park in Field 5.
May 15, 2013
New Reservation System for Wilderness-Backcountry Camping at Fire Island
A new reservation system for wilderness/backcountry camping permits goes online on May 15, 2013, for overnight stays starting May 25, 2013. Check-in and access to each camping zone is now required through Watch Hill.
May 07, 2013
Additional Fire Island Facilities Reopen in May 2013
All Fire Island National Seashore facilities are expected to be open by Memorial Day weekend.
April 15, 2013
2013 National Junior Ranger Day at Fire Island Wilderness Visitor Center
Kids of all ages can enjoy a variety of activities on Fire Island during National Park Week and on National Junior Ranger Day, April 20, 2013.
March 27, 2013
Status of Old Inlet Breach on Fire Island
Five months after Hurricane Sandy created a breach on Fire Island at Old Inlet, the National Park Service and other members of a breach contingency monitoring team continue to track its position.
February 14, 2013
Great Backyard Bird Count at Fire Island Wilderness and William Floyd Estate on February 16
Join a worldwide citizen science effort by documenting winter birds at Fire Island National Seashore.
February 12, 2013
Fire Island National Seashore Releases its 2013 Superintendent's Compendium
On February 4, 2013, the annual compendium of public use limits, closures, permit requirements, and other restrictions was signed by the park superintendent. A copy is posted on the park's web page.
February 07, 2013
Post-Storm Recovery Continues at Fire Island National Seashore
While the Wilderness Visitor Center and William Floyd Estate are back to near-normal operations, other park facilities remain closed to the public. The typical mid-May reopening of Fire Island-based facilities could be delayed during post-storm recovery in 2013.
January 03, 2013
Winter Hikes and Programs on Fire Island and at William Floyd Estate in 2013
Although parts of Fire Island remain closed due to post-storm recovery, ranger-guided hikes and other special programs are scheduled for the William Floyd Estate and the Wilderness Visitor Center throughout the winter.