September 23, 2016
Boating Accident in Closed Area of Fire Island National Seashore Wilderness
On Sunday, September 18 a boat ran aground and capsized while operating in Fire Island National Seashore’s wilderness breach, a channel closed to boating.
August 22, 2016
Marina Project to Start at Fire Island National Seashore
Woodstock Construction LTD will begin work on a $5.4 million project to replace electrical and lighting systems, and adjacent bulkhead and boardwalk at the Watch Hill Marina on Fire Island.
August 12, 2016
Paving Project at William Floyd Estate
A paving project to improve visitor access at the William Floyd Estate is scheduled to begin Monday, August 22 and is anticipated to be completed before Saturday, September 3.
August 02, 2016
National Park Service Invites Everyone to Find Your Park during the Centennial Birthday Month
Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial and "Find Your Park" at Fire Island National Seashore during August.
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 23, 2016
William Floyd Estate Celebrates National Park Service Centennial with New Exhibit
The William Floyd Estate opens Friday, May 27 with a new exhibit honoring 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 29, 2016
Tourism to Fire Island National Seashore Creates Over 23 Million in Economic Benefits
Report shows visitor spending in 2015 supported 218 jobs and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $23.5 million.
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.
January 05, 2016
National Park Service Releases Final Deer Management Plan for Fire Island National Seashore
The Fire Island National Seashore Final Deer Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement is available on the National Park Service Planning, Environment, and Public Comment website. A January 8 Federal Register Notice will begin a 30-day no action period.
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 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.
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 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.