October 24, 2017
As Five-Year Sandy Anniversary Nears, NPS Looks Back on Recovery Projects at Fire Island
Five years after Hurricane Sandy, the National Park Service nears completion on five major recovery projects carried out in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration.
October 04, 2017
Wilderness Art Exhibit Offers Fresh Perspective from Visitors and Professional Artists
Fire Island National Seashore will host an exhibit reception from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Sunday, October 8 for Wilderness Art Workshop participants. All are invited to meet the artists and see their creative works on display at the Wilderness Visitor Center.
October 02, 2017
Student Scientists Study Shoreline, Bay in First-Ever "Day in the Life of Fire Island"
Students from Long Island schools study the water, marine creatures, and sediment along the shores of Fire Island National Seashore for the first-ever "Day in the Life of Fire Island" citizen science program.
September 27, 2017
Celebrate National Public Lands Day on the Patchogue River
Volunteers are invited to join the second annual Patchogue River Cleanup to celebrate National Public Lands Day.
August 04, 2017
Gardiner Foundation Supports New Display at Fire Island Lighthouse
The Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society will unveil a new display of Audrey Tiernan's photos, supported by the Gardiner Foundation.
August 03, 2017
Watch Hill Marina Project Extended
A construction project at the Watch Hill marina on Fire Island National Seashore will be extended to address unforeseen and necessary repairs to the substructure. The marina and National Park Service facilities will reopen in 2018.
July 27, 2017
Fire Island Lighthouse Terrace Project Complete
A $1.2 million project to rehabilitate the southwest corner of the Fire Island Lighthouse terrace, undermined in 2012 during Hurricane Sandy, has been completed.
June 26, 2017
Save the Date: New Summer Programs at Fire Island National Seashore
Save the date for family fun at Fire Island National Seashore this summer.
May 01, 2017
Fire Island National Seashore Volunteer Receives National Award
Fire Island National Seashore volunteer, Mike Trotta, is the recipient of the prestigious 2016 George and Helen Hartzog for Outstanding Enduring Volunteer Service.
April 25, 2017
Visitor Spending Creates More Than 23 Million in Economic Benefits
Visitor spending in 2016 in Fire Island gateway communities had a cumulative benefit of more than $23.5 million to the local economy and supported 217 jobs.
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.
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.
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.
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.