• 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

Event Details

  • 01/12/2013

    Old Inlet After Hurricane Sandy
    Location: Fire Island National Seashore: Wilderness Visitor Center | Map Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Wilderness Visitor Center Contact Phone Number: 631-281-3010 or 631-687-4780

Hurricane Sandy significantly transformed the landscape of Fire Island. Join this short outdoor program for an in-depth scientific information about how the storm changed the barrier island landscape.

Explore the beach and dune layers with a coastal geologist and discover how they tell the story of change. Visit an overwash fan and compare before and after photos to see how the island has changed. Learn more about barrier island change and how the park is responding to the challenges of a dynamic landscape. Dress warmly and for walking on sand.

*Rain/Snow Date: January 13, 2013

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