May 02, 2017
Fire Island Lighthouse to Host Book Signing on May 6
On Saturday, May 6 at 1:00 pm, visitors of all ages are invited to learn more about Bill Bleyer's new book on the Fire Island Lighthouse.
October 21, 2016
NPS Announces Availability of the Draft Fire Island Wilderness Breach Management Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement
Fire Island National Seashore Superintendent Chris Soller announced today that the National Park Service (NPS) has completed the Draft Fire Island Wilderness Breach Management Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement (Draft Breach Plan/EIS) and the plan is available online.
October 19, 2016
National Parks on Long Island Celebrate Bat Week
The National Park Service (NPS) invites you to celebrate Bat Week at sites across Long Island. Fire Island National Seashore and Sagamore Hill National Historic Site will host special programs during Bat Week, and will participate in bat-themed celebrations nearby.
June 10, 2016
Find Your Park through Art at Fire Island National Seashore
A variety of art free art exhibits, interactive workshops, and contests are planned throughout the summer at Fire Island National Seashore to celebrate the National Park Service Centennial.
May 02, 2016
National Park Service Approves Fire Island National Seashore White-tailed Deer Management Plan
Fire Island National Seashore Superintendent Chris Soller announced today that National Park Service (NPS) Northeast Regional Director Michael Caldwell approved the Seashore's White-tailed Deer Management Plan through a Record of Decision, available on the NPS Park Planning, Environment, and Public Comment website. The plan sets forth an integrated management strategy to protect and restore native vegetation and other natural and cultural features within federal tracts of the Seashore, including the globally rare Sunken Forest.
April 28, 2016
Free Fire Island Lighthouse Tower Tours for Fourth Graders with Every Kid in a Park Pass
Fourth graders and one caregiver are invited to climb the Fire Island Lighthouse for free with the Every Kid in a Park pass.
April 04, 2016
Find Your Park on Long Island during National Park Week, April 16-24, 2016
#FindYourPark at Long Island's national parks during National Park Week, April 16-24, 2016.
February 26, 2016
Public Scoping Comment Report for Wilderness Breach Management Plan Now Available
The Public Scoping Comment Summary Report for the Wilderness Breach Management Plan is now available online.
February 23, 2016
William Floyd Elementary School Fourth Graders Explore Fire Island National Seashore through National Park Foundation Grant
The entire fourth grade class from William Floyd Elementary School will be visiting three Fire Island National Seashore sites in 2016, a program supported by National Park Foundation grant funding.
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.
January 12, 2015
Call for Artists-in-Residence at Fire Island National Seashore
Fire Island National Seashore is inviting artists of all disciplines to apply to its new Artist-in-Residence program.
December 23, 2014
Dredging to Begin at Sailors Haven and Watch Hill on Fire Island
A dredge project, funded through the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Act, will begin next week on Fire Island. The project will restore the Watch Hill and Sailors Haven navigation channels to pre-Sandy dimensions.
October 17, 2014
Long Island Century Bat Survey Completed in Time for National Bat Week
The Long Island Century Bat Survey was completed this year on Fire Island National Seashore. The first ever National Bat Week will be celebrated October 26 through November 1.
August 18, 2014
Fire Island National Seashore Turns 50
FINS will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a variety of events to reflect and reminisce on the past fifty years and to embrace a shared vision for the ongoing stewardship of Fire Island into the next fifty years. Mark your calendars as the celebrations will begin shortly after Labor Day!
August 04, 2014
William Floyd Biographer Signs Book at William Floyd Estate Comes to Patchogue Exhibit
William Floyd Estate biographer Larry Lowenthal will stop by the "William Floyd Estate Comes to Patchogue" exhibit at the Patchogue-Watch Hill Ferry Terminal for a book signing on Saturday, August 16, 2014.
August 01, 2014
Tourism to Fire Island National Seashore Creates $11,952,500 in Economic Benefit
Visitors to Fire Island National Seashore spent nearly $12 million in local communities in 2013.
July 30, 2014
Seashore to Host Open House Workshops on Draft White-tailed Deer Management Plan
Fire Island National Seashore will host two open house public meetings for public review and comment of the draft White-tailed Deer Management Plan/EIS.
July 24, 2014
Fire Island National Seashore Prohibits Alcohol on Federal Lands Between Atlantique and Corneille Estates
Beginning August 1, 2014, alcohol will be prohibited on federal lands between Atlantique and Corneille Estates on Fire Island.
June 25, 2014
Photo Exhibit Offers New Look at Historic House
Long Island artist/photographer Xiomaro captures the historic William Floyd Estate in a new light. A selection of his photographs, commissioned by the National Park Service, will be on display at the Patchogue Ferry Terminal from July 4-August 17, 2014.
June 10, 2014
Amphibious Vehicle to Aid in Shoreline Research
Scientists with the US Geological Survey will be using a variety of tools, including an amphibious vehicle, to collect shoreline data June 10 - 19.
May 22, 2014
Book Signing - William Floyd Biographer Spends the Day at the William Floyd Estate
William Floyd biographer Larry Lowenthal will visit the William Floyd Estate on May 31, 2014 to discuss and sign copies of his book.
April 17, 2014
Fire Island National Seashore to Proceed with Dredging Projects
Dredge project to reestablish safe, public access to National Park Service facilities in aftermath of multiple storms will proceed.
March 17, 2014
Deer Movement Study Underway
Researchers begin three-year white-tailed deer movement study on Fire Island.
March 07, 2014
Tourism to Fire Island National Seashore creates $19,258,500 in Economic Benefit
National park tourism is a significant driver in the national economy. A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 483,334 visitors to Fire Island National Seashore in 2012 spent $19+ million in communities near the park. That spending supported 206 jobs in the local area.
February 25, 2014
Fire Island National Seashore 9th Biennial Science Conference
This two-day conference will highlight the latest research and monitoring efforts at Fire Island National Seashore.
February 11, 2014
Fire Island National Seashore's 2014 Superintendent's Compendium Released
Fire Island National Seashore's 2014 Superintendent's Compendium was signed on January 31, 2014 and is available on the park website.
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
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.
November 20, 2012
Fire Island National Seashore Continues Wilderness Breach Evaluation
Following protocol of a multi-agency 1997 Breach Contingency Plan, the NPS continues to monitor conditions at a post-Hurricane Sandy breach of Fire Island within the federal wilderness area.
November 16, 2012
Most Fire Island Facilities Remain Closed During Post-Sandy Clean-up
While most of Fire Island National Seashore's island-based facilities are closed at this time of the year, those that are usually open year-round were closed due to the impacts of Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012. The Fire Island Lighthouse remains closed, but the Wilderness Visitor Center has reopened on weekends, and there is limited pedestrian access to the beach at that site.
November 03, 2012
Fire Island National Seashore Remains Closed Following Hurricane Sandy
Fire Island National Seashore remains closed following the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. Damage assessments have been underway.
October 26, 2012
Fire Island Preparing for Hurricane Sandy
Pre-storm preparations are underway in advance of Hurricane Sandy.
October 23, 2012
Coastal Harvest Presentation Celebrates Nature’s Bounty for Thanksgiving
Learn about foods derived from the barrier island and its surrounding waters.
October 22, 2012
Boats & Beaches, Bass & Bluefish, Fluke & Flounder: Fishing Fire Island
Presentation of recent recreational marine fishing information gathered at Fire Island National Seashore.
October 18, 2012
Fall 2012 Programs at Fire Island National Seashore
From walks and talks to annual celebrations, a variety of programs will be held at Fire Island National Seashore this fall.
October 03, 2012
Special Programs this Columbus Day Weekend at William Floyd Estate and on Fire Island
The season is winding down with the closure of some facilities and the end of this year's ferry service to Watch Hill and Sailors Haven, but some programs and activities are still available all year.
October 02, 2012
West Nile Virus Detected in Mosquitoes near Watch Hill
West Nile virus (WNV) was detected from a sample of mosquitoes collected in late September between Watch Hill and the community of Davis Park on Fire Island. Although temperatures are dropping and mosquitoes are not as abundant, people should continue to make efforts to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.
September 12, 2012
International Coastal Cleanup on Fire Island
Fire Island National Seashore is hosting beach clean-up events during September 2012.
August 23, 2012
Celebrate National Park Service's 96th Birthday: Enjoy a Fire Island Program on Saturday, August 25, 2012
Celebrate 96th anniversary of the establishment of the National Park Service on August 25, 1916. Enjoy one of many ranger-guided interpretive programs on Fire Island this Saturday, August 25, 2012.
August 13, 2012
More Special Programs at William Floyd Estate, Fire Island in August 2012
There's still time to catch a number of interesting and educational programs at Fire Island National Seashore this summer.
August 01, 2012
West Nile Virus at William Floyd Estate July 17 2012
West Nile virus (WNV) was detected from a sample of mosquitoes collected at the William Floyd Estate. No positive samples have been detected on Fire Island, but people should make efforts to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.
July 19, 2012
Special Programs this Summer on Fire Island and at William Floyd Estate
A wide variety of activities and tours are offered from July 1 through Labor Day. The Summer 2012 Program Guide provides a list of special things to do on Fire Island and at the William Floyd Estate.
June 27, 2012
This Week's National Park Getaway: Fire Island National Seashore
Fire Island National Seashore was selected as the featured park for this week's National Park Getaway.
June 26, 2012
Fire Island Lighthouse 11th Annual Art Show
As an annual fundraiser, the Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society is exhibiting and offering for sale a selection of nautical, Fire Island-related original art work.
June 26, 2012
2012 "Essence of Fire Island" Photography Exhibition Opens June 28 in Patchogue
The Friends of Fire Island National Seashore will conduct their 3rd annual photography/art show fundraiser at the Patchogue-Watch Hill Ferry Terminal on weekends from June 30 through August 5.
June 07, 2012
National Get Outdoors Day is Saturday, June 9: Take a Hike on Fire Island
Plan to get out for a hike or a stroll on Saturday, June 9, 2012, to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day.
May 03, 2012
May 2012 Programs at Fire Island National Seashore
Fire Island National Seashore's special programs for May 2012 reflect the progression of spring along the South Shore of Long Island: the return of migratory birds, spawning horseshoe crabs, and observation of the night sky.
April 22, 2012
Teachers Workshop and Science Conference Tours
An annual teachers workshop in May and the biennial science conference in April 2012 provide opportunities for educators and tour leaders to learn more about Fire Island resources and current issues.
April 16, 2012
Fire Island's National Junior Ranger Day Program on Saturday, April 21
For 2012, Fire Island National Seashore is celebrating National Junior Ranger Day with a full slate of activities for kids and their families from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Fire Island Lighthouse.
April 04, 2012
Fire Island's Biennial Science Conference Set for April 27-28, 2012
Presentations, posters and a field trip to research sites are features of Fire Island's 2012 Science Conference.
March 29, 2012
Piping Plovers Return to Fire Island; 2012 Pet Restrictions March 15 through Labor Day
Annual return of the piping plover initiates protection measures for threatened and endangered species on Fire Island.
March 05, 2012
Fire Island's Special Programs for March 2012
Celebrate Women's History Month, the arrival of spring and the return of migrating birdlife. Learn more about night skies and celestial navigation, too.
March 01, 2012
2012 Volunteer Recruitment at Fire Island
Learn about the latest volunteer opportunities on Fire Island and at the William Floyd Estate.
February 28, 2012
New Report: National Parks Provide Local Economic Benefits
New NPS report shows local benefits of national parks on Long Island at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and Fire Island National Seashore.
February 24, 2012
From Vestiges of Winter to Harbingers of Spring: Great Backyard Bird Count 2012
From the Snowy Owl to the first Eastern Bluebirds, the 2012 Great Backyard Bird Count at Fire Island National Seashore captured a snapshot of the diversity of birdlife along the South Shore of Long Island's Atlantic Flyway.
February 07, 2012
Great Backyard Bird Count Programs on Fire Island and at William Floyd Estate on February 18
Fire Island National Seashore is supporting this year's Great Backyard Bird Count with programs at three sites.
January 24, 2012
USGS Continues Coastal Research Off Fire Island during Winter 2012
In order to better understand how beaches are changing and why, the National Park Service partners with other federal agencies to study and monitor coastal processes at Fire Island.
January 17, 2012
Winter Hikes and Programs Planned on Fire Island and at William Floyd Estate
A variety of winter programs geared for a wide range of people reflect the diversity of Fire Island National Seashore's appeal throughout the year.
November 18, 2011
Take a Hike! Fire Island Winter Adventures
Hikes and other outdoor activities are scheduled during the winter holidays at Fire Island National Seashore.
November 08, 2011
Fire Island Photography Workshop - November 2011
Fire Island Photography Workshop includes an indoor lecture followed by an outdoor excursion to practice nature and wildlife photography skills.
November 04, 2011
Sailors Haven Channel Dredging Begins
The latest Sailors Haven Marina channel dredging project began on November 3, 2011; dredged material will be used in bayside shoreline stabilization project to protect Sunken Forest.
November 01, 2011
Fire Island's November 2011 Programs
Fire Island National Seashore is offering a variety of special activities this November. Get outdoors and learn about the park's diverse natural and cultural resources and fun Things-To-Do.
October 11, 2011
Enjoy Fire Island's Annual Fall Migration with "Birding for Beginners"
Learn to recognize both resident species and migrating birds on this valuable Atlantic flyway stopover.
October 03, 2011
Special Programs in October 2011
A variety of tours and seasonal activities are planned for October 2011.
September 22, 2011
WFE Preliminary Management Alternatives
Preliminary management alternatives for the William Floyd Estate are now available for public review.
August 30, 2011
Fire Island National Seashore reopens after Hurricane Irene
Most facilities and services will reopen by Wednesday, August 31.
August 26, 2011
Fire Island National Seashore closures during Hurricane Irene
Fire Island National Seashore facilities and programs have been closed due to the approach of Hurricane Irene. Suffolk County issued a mandatory evacuation notice for Fire Island effective 3 pm on Friday, August 26.
August 18, 2011
Historic Demonstrations at William Floyd Estate
Watch and learn as local artists share their knowledge of the historic skills of carving wooden waterfowl decoys and spinning flax into linen.
July 15, 2011
Fire Island Light Station Fresnel Lens Building Opens July 23
New display building for the original Fire Island Lighthouse Fresnel lens will be open for tours on July 23. Ribbon cutting ceremony to be held on Friday, July 22 at 5:30 p.m.
June 30, 2011
July 4th Program at William Floyd Estate, Home of a Signer of the Declaration of Independence
Join a July Fourth program about the life and times of one of New York's four signers of the Declaration of Independence at his birthplace and home.
June 17, 2011
Public Scoping for Fire Island National Seashore Deer and Vegetation Management Plan
Announcement of public scoping period for Fire Island National Seashore Deer and Vegetation Management Plan: open for comment from June 17 through July 24, 2011.
May 13, 2011
Horseshoe Crab Programs on Fire Island
Interpretive programs scheduled to coincide with the annual spawning of the Atlantic horseshoe crab are planned for May and June 2011. New spawning surveys are also underway at Fire Island National Seashore.
May 12, 2011
USGS Coastal Research off Fire Island_May 2011
USGS to Conduct Coastal Research Investigations within Fire Island National Seashore. 120-foot-long research vessel, several small watercraft, and an airborne laser system will be employed offshore between May 18 and June 9, 2011.
May 06, 2011
2011 "Essence of Fire Island" Photography Exhibition
No abstract supplied.
May 02, 2011
New Watch Hill Ferry Service Contract Awarded
Davis Park Ferry Co., Inc., was awarded a new concession contract for passenger service between Fire Island National Seashore's Patchogue Ferry Terminal and Watch Hill, on Fire Island.
April 29, 2011
May 2011 Special Programs at Fire Island
Fire Island National Seashore's special programs in May 2011 focus on the observation of migratory bird life and horseshoe crabs.
April 15, 2011
2011 National Junior Ranger Day
An afternoon of special activities and programs geared for children and their families.
March 30, 2011
National Park Week Activities on Fire Island April 16-24
Fire Island National Seashore has planned a variety of activities for children and their families during National Park Week 2011.
March 16, 2011
Piping Plovers Return to Fire Island
Fire Island National Seashore implements its annual protective measures as this tiny threatened shorebird returns to nest on the beach. Pets are restricted on some Fire Island beaches from March 15 through Labor Day.
March 03, 2011
Special Walks and Tours for March 2011
Fire Island National Seashore is offering a variety of guided hikes and other special programs in March 2011, providing more incentive to get outside and enjoy America's Great Outdoors.
February 17, 2011
Great Backyard Bird Count at William Floyd Estate on February 19, 2011
As part of the 14th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count (February 18-21, 2011), a guided bird identification walk will be offered at the William Floyd Estate on Saturday, February 19, 2011.
January 28, 2011
William Floyd Estate Winter Hikes
A variety of hikes are offered at William Floyd Estate during the winter, when the Old Mastic House, the home of one of New York's signers of the Declaration of Independence, is closed for the season.
January 20, 2011
Bids Solicited for Ferry Service from Patchogue to Watch Hill
Availability of prospectus for 8-year ferry contract at Fire Island National Seashore.
January 10, 2011
Environmental Assessment - Replacement of Watch Hill Well
Comments are due by January 25 on an environmental assessment for a project to replace a water well within Fire Island National Seashore.
January 07, 2011
A variety of special winter walks and other programs are offered at Fire Island National Seashore.
September 03, 2010
Fire Island National Seashore Operations Disrupted as Hurricane Earl Passes
Park facilities closed as Hurricane Earl passes to the east.
May 27, 2010
Fire Island National Seashore GMP Planning Meeting on June 17
Preliminary Management Alternatives for new General Management Plan (GMP)to be reviewed 7 - 9 p.m. at the Patchogue Ferry Terminal. GMP Newsletter open for public review and comment through September 6, 2010.
May 25, 2010
"Essence of Fire Island" Art Show Extended Through July 5
The Friends of Fire Island National Seashore art show, "Essence of Fire Island," will be on display at the Patchogue Ferry Terminal on weekends, 1-4 pm, through July 5.
April 17, 2010
National Junior Ranger Day Activities at Fire Island Lighthouse on April 24
An afternoon of activities and programs for families and kids of all ages. Earn special National Junior Ranger Day patch and more!
April 05, 2010
National Park Week Activities on Fire Island April 17-25
Fire Island National Seashore is offering a wide variety of programs during National Park Week, April 17-25, reflecting the rich diversity of cultural and natural resources and recreational activities available at this National Park Service area.
March 17, 2010
Fire Island Hosts 7th Biennial Science Conference on April 21-22
Registration is required by April 12 for Fire Island National Seashore's 7th Biennial Science Conference, which will be held on April 21 & 22 in Patchogue.
March 10, 2010
Friends of Fire Island National Seashore Call for Artists
No abstract supplied.
February 09, 2010
Explore the Night Sky on Fire Island
No abstract supplied.
February 04, 2010
Fire Island Facility Manager Receives Regional Natural Resource Award
Facility Manager Jim Dunphy received the 2009 Northeast Regional Director's Natural Resource Award for Natural Resource Stewardship through Maintenance.
January 29, 2010
Winter Walks and Seasonal Programs on Fire Island and at the William Floyd Estate
A variety of winter walks and special programs are offered in February and March at Fire Island National Seashore.
January 28, 2010
Fire Island National Seashore Nominated for Designation as a National Marine Protected Area
Fire Island National Seashore has been nominated for designation as a National Marine Protected Area. Public comments are accepted through February 22, 2010.
December 23, 2009
Sean McGuinness Named Superintendent of Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River
Fire Island National Seashore's Deputy Superintendent Sean McGuinness has been selected as the new superintendent for Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River.
December 21, 2009
Holiday Programs at Fire Island Lighthouse, Wilderness Visitor Center
Between December 26 and January 2, several winter hikes and special programs are offered at Fire Island National Seashore facilities.
November 11, 2009
2009 Fall Programs
A wide variety of programs are offered at Fire Island National Seashore throughout the year, at facilities that remain open year-round.
September 29, 2009
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects for Fire Island National Seashore
No abstract supplied.
September 25, 2009
Fall Deer Darting on Fire Island
The National Park Service is continuing another season of a long-standing deer immunocontraceptive project on Fire Island. Darting started on September 17 and will continue through the end of this month.
September 21, 2009
National Park Service Plans a Day of Celebration and Service on September 26
On Saturday, September 26, national parks across the country are hosting special events and activities to celebrate America’s Best Idea—national parks. Fire Island National Seashore will show previews of Ken Burns’ new documentary, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, at three visitor centers (Fire Island Lighthouse, Sailors Haven, and Fire Island Wilderness), and offer additional programs and tours throughout the day.
September 04, 2009
West Nile Virus Detected on Fire Island
One infected mosquito sample found near Wilderness Visitor Center.
August 28, 2009
Swimming Restricted August 29-30 Due to Hazardous Surf
For a second consecutive weekend, Fire Island National Seashore will close its beaches to swimming due to hazardous surf conditions.
August 21, 2009
Swimming Restricted August 22-23 Due to High Surf
Due to hazardous surf conditions, Fire Island National Seashore will close its beaches to swimming through this weekend.
August 11, 2009
A World of Birds: International Bird Migration Program at Fire Island Lighthouse
Park Flight Program international volunteer Pilar Velasquez Jofre, from Guatemala, will present a program on Saturday, August 15, at 7:00 p.m. at the Fire Island Lighthouse.
June 30, 2009
Celebrate Signing of Declaration of Independence
No abstract supplied.
June 09, 2009
Still Time to Register for Fire Island Trek
No abstract supplied.
June 08, 2009
New Rip Current Awareness Posters at Fire Island National Seashore
No abstract supplied.
May 29, 2009
Horseshoe Crab Programs at Fire Island National Seashore
Learn more about these fascinating arthropods as they come ashore to spawn.
May 22, 2009
Piping Plovers Return to Fire Island
A Federally threatened, New York State endangered bird species, the piping plover, has returned to Fire Island. Symbolic fencing and additional protective measures have been expanded this year, where beach nourishment projects were conducted in 2009.
May 04, 2009
Migratory Bird Programs at William Floyd Estate on May 9 and 17
No abstract supplied.
April 23, 2009
Science Conference on May 11-12
Fire Island National Seashore is hosting its seventh biennial science conference on May 11 and 12, 2009. Registration is required by May 4 for this informative 2-day workshop.
April 07, 2009
National Park Week Activities April 18-26
No abstract supplied.
April 02, 2009
Permit for Fire Island Beach Nourishment Project Extended Through April
Fire Island Community Short-term Storm Protection beach nourishment project, which began on Fire Island in late January and was projected to be completed by March 31, has been extended through April 25, 2009.
March 30, 2009
Deer 4-Poster Study to Continue at Fire Island National Seashore
Research permit has been issued to New York State Department of Conservation to continue tests of deer 4-poster tickicide device in communities within boundaries of Fire Island National Seashore.
March 23, 2009
Volunteer Recruitment at Fire Island National Seashore on March 28
Learn about this year's opportunities for volunteer service at Fire Island National Seashore. Positions available for indoor and outside work at Fire Island Lighthouse, Watch Hill, Sailors Haven, and more.
March 01, 2009
Programs This March at Fire Island National Seashore
No abstract supplied.
January 23, 2009
Winter Programs at Fire Island National Seashore This February
No abstract supplied.