FIA and FINS to Join in an Important Meeting

The Fire Island Association and the Fire Island National Seashore are cooperating on a New York City Meeting. Its primary purpose is to discuss revising the Seashore’s General Management Plan (GMP), but it will also provide an opportunity to raise questions Fire Islanders may have regarding Fire Island that the National Seashore or FIA can address as time allows.

The meeting will begin with a power point presentation by Superintendent Soller and National Park Service Planner Ellen Carlson on the process to be followed in revising the GMP, the document that sets forth guidelines followed by the National Seashore in managing the park.  This is an opportunity for residents, businesses and visitors to provide input to the park’s deliberations. Other stakeholders will have a similar opportunity as the process moves forward. This will be the first GMP revision since the present plan went into effect in 1978. It is important that the people who care most about the island are part of the discussion.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, February 18, at All Souls Unitarian Church, Lexington Avenue at 80th Street, New York City. There is a stop on the Lexington Avenue subway line at 77th Street. The meeting will convene at 7 p.m. and end at or before 9 p.m.     

For more information, call FINS at (631) 687-4750 or FIA at (212) 929-6415.