FIMI Project Update

Please remember that this information is provided by the Suffolk County FIMI team, and reflects current conditions and assessments. The estimates, especially regarding the construction timeline, are of course based on many complex variables and therefore subject to change.

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FIA 2016 General Meeting 7/11 at 11:00 in OB

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History of Life Saving in FI Presentation June 11

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Tourism to Fire Island National Seashore Creates $23.5 Million in Economic Benefits -- Report shows visitor spending supports 218 jobs in local economy

Patchogue, NY - April 29, 2016 - A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 441,999 visitors to Fire Island National Seashore in 2015 spent $18.7 million in communities near the park.That spending supported 218 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $23.5 million.

"Fire Island National Seashore welcomes visitors from across the country and around the world," said Seashore Superintendent Chris Soller. "We are delighted to share the story of this place and the experiences it provides. National park tourism is a significant driver in the national economy, returning $10 for every $1 invested in the National Park Service, and it's a factor in our local economy as well. We appreciate the partnership and support of our neighbors and are glad to be part of the recreational opportunities that help sustain local communities on Long Island."

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National Park Service Approves Fire Island National Seashore White-tailed Deer Management Plan

Patchogue, NY - May 3, 2016 - 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.On the FIMI project stakeholder conference call today, it was officially announced that the Army Corps has approved the Real Estate Certification for Contract 3A, completing 18 months of real estate work conducted by the County and NYSDEC.

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