DEC Awards $275,000 in Grants to Nassau and Suffolk County Communities Impacted By Southern Pine Beetle

Southern Pine Beetle Community Recovery Grants totaling more than $275,000 have been awarded to five projects in Nassau and Suffolk counties that will assist with recovery efforts from southern pine beetle (SPB) damage, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today. “The cost of managing the negative impacts of the […]

Honor History Invest in its Future. Gateway Seeks New Uses for Fort Tilden

Date: December 22, 2017 Contact: Daphne Yun, 718-354-4602 The National Park Service is seeking interested parties to redevelop historic structures and land at Fort Tilden East and Riis Landing in the Jamaica Bay Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area. This Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) invites plans that include opportunities for multiple day experiences […]

National Park Service Releases Final Wilderness Breach Management Plan

USFWS Photo/G. Thompson News Release Date: December 19, 2017 Contact: Kaetlyn Jackson, 631-687-4770 Patchogue, NY – The National Park Service (NPS) announced today that the the Final Fire Island Wilderness Breach Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (Final Breach Plan/EIS) is now available online. A final decision on the plan will be made after a required 30-day […]

National Park Service Announces Business Opportunity at Fire Island National Seashore

Date: December 21, 2017 Contact: Kathleen Karhnak-Glasby, 215-597-7062 PATCHOGUE, NY. The National Park Service (NPS) released a prospectus today for a concession opportunity at Fire Island National Seashore’s Watch Hill and Sailors Haven marinas. The concession operation includes marinas, food and beverage service, and retail sales at Watch Hill and Sailors Haven, and campground services […]