FINS Publishes Draft Deer Management EIS for Public Comment

August 18, 2014 - Patchogue, New York

FINS has published a DRAFT EIS (Environmental Impact Study) for the proposed Deer Management plan for the Fire Island National Seashore. To help understand the contents, here is a summary memo of the “take-home points.” The FINS doc is also attached.
 
The deer management issue is a very important one for all Fire Islanders, and as many residents as possible should review the Draft EIS and submit their comments, either on-line, by mail, or by attending one of the upcoming public hearings:  

Wednesday, August 20, from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Patchogue-Watch Hill Ferry Terminal
150 West Avenue Patchogue, New York 11772
 
Friday, August 22 , from  2:00 pm-4:00 pm            
Woodhull School Gymnasium , Ocean Beach, Fire Island, New York

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NYS Signs FIMI Project Participation Agreement (PPA)

August 8, 2014 - Albany, New York

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES THAT MAJOR SUFFOLK COUNTY COASTAL STORM RESILIENCY PROJECT IS SET TO PROCEED

Agreements and State Financing Clears Way for Fire Island Protective Dune Restoration Project to Begin in September

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has signed legal agreements with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Suffolk County, and authorized $68 million in State financing, as part of a three-phase $207 million coastal storm risk reduction project along Suffolk County’s Atlantic Ocean Coast. The project, commonly known as Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet (FIMI), will be undertaken in conjunction with the Army Corps and Suffolk County and is set to start in September.

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Tourism to Fire Island National Seashore Creates $12 million in Economic Benefit

August 4, 2014

Patchogue, New York - A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 294,219 visitors to Fire Island National Seashore in 2013 spent almost $12 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 127 jobs in the area.

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Fire Island Association Summer Meeting July 19 at 1:30pm in Ocean Beach

Join the FIA at the Community House in Ocean Beach on Saturday, July 19, at 1:30pm for a general update, words from FINS Superintendent, and a briefing on the shoreline management. Many Thanks to Fire Island Ferries for complimentary Water Taxi transportation to and from the meeting. Please contact your Property Owners Assn to make a reservation.

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NY's Hamptons Remain Unguarded Two Seasons After Sandy

Bloomberg.com   July 6, 2014 By Freeman Klopott

New York’s Hamptons and a swath of Long Island’s South Shore are facing the second hurricane season since Sandy ripped apart the coast. Twenty months after the storm, much of the shoreline isn’t any better protected than it was 50 years ago.

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