April 14, 2017
Fire Island Lighthouse Terrace Repair to Begin
The National Park Service announced today that work to rehabilitate the southwest corner of the Fire Island Lighthouse terrace, undermined in 2012 during Hurricane Sandy, will begin on Monday, April 17. Visitor access may be rerouted to the lighthouse’s northern entrance during the project, slated for completion by June.
March 19, 2017
National Park Service Centennial Draws Nearly a Half-Million Visitors to Long Island’s National Parks in 2016
National Parks on Long Island welcomed nearly half a million visitors during the 2016 celebration of the National Park Service (NPS) Centennial. Initiatives like Every Kid in a Park, special exhibits and programs highlighting the Centennial drew 431,303 visitors to Fire Island National Seashore and 65,500 to Sagamore Hill National Historic Site.
March 16, 2017
Fire Island Marina Project Progress Update
A major construction project is underway at the Watch Hill marina on Fire Island National Seashore. In September, 2016, Woodstock Construction LTD began work on the multimillion dollar project to replace electrical and lighting systems, and adjacent bulkhead and boardwalk.
March 16, 2017
Additional Information Available on Prospectus for Concession Opportunity at Fire Island National Seashore
The National Park Service (NPS) has responded to questions about its prospectus, currently open for proposals, for a concession opportunity for Fire Island National Seashore at its Watch Hill and Sailors Haven locations.
March 06, 2017
Fire Island Lighthouse Tower Reopens After Repair
Fire Island Lighthouse tower opened to the public today after a two-week closure for repair.
February 28, 2017
National Park Service Highlights Success of Southern Pine Beetle Suppression Efforts
Highlights from the most recent survey of southern pine beetle survey at Fire Island National Seashore show a dramatic decline in infestations of this nonnative forest pest.
February 10, 2017
National Park Service Renews Partnership Agreement with Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society
On February 3, Fire Island National Seashore Superintendent Chris Soller and Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society President Bob LaRosa signed a new five-year partnership agreement
February 01, 2017
Applications for 2017 Artist-in-Residence Program Accepted through February 17, 2017
Artists from all disciplines are encouraged to apply for the 2017 Artist-in-Residence program at Fire Island National Seashore. Applications must be received by the February 17, 2017 deadline to be considered for one of the four, two-week residencies being offered.
January 19, 2017
Concession Opportunity for Fire Island National Seashore at Watch Hill and Sailors Haven
The National Park Service has released a prospectus for a concession opportunity for Fire Island National Seashore at its Watch Hill and Sailors Haven locations.
January 18, 2017
Fire Island National Seashore’s General Management Plan Approved
On December 16, 2016, Fire Island National Seashore’s Abbreviated Final General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (Final GMP) was approved through a signed Record of Decision.
October 03, 2016
Fire Island to Moriches Inlet Stabilization Project Requires Beach Driving Closures on West End of Fire Island National Seashore
FIMI is underway on the west end of Fire Island National Seashore and will require beach driving closures. Residents, contractors, essential service, and municipal permit holders will be notified of closures and required to use the interior route.
September 29, 2016
Volunteers Pitch in for First-Ever Patchogue River Cleanup to Celebrate National Public Lands Day
Volunteers will pitch in for the first-ever Patchogue River Cleanup in celebration of National Public Lands Day. Volunteer check-in and free, family-oriented activities will be held at the Patchogue-Watch Hill Ferry Terminal.
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 #FindYourPark 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.
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.
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