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Letter to the Editor

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor:

letter to the editorIt was not the work of a single person that led to the establishment of Fire Island National Seashore; it was the passion and dedication of many. In the early 1960s, residents and visitors came together to protect what they loved about Fire Island — its rolling dunes and pristine beaches and its charming “car-free” communities. In September of 1964, this grassroots effort paid off, as Fire Island was set aside by Congress as a unit of the National Park System.

To mark the 50th anniversary of Fire Island National Seashore’s establishment, the National Park Service and park partners planned a full year of events honoring devoted seashore stewards, reflecting on the island’s natural and cultural heritage, and looking forward to the next 50 years. The anniversary celebration kicked off in 2014 with a fall lecture series, employee alumni gathering, and volunteer recognition event. The fun continues this year with a spring and summer lecture series, ranger-guided walks and talks, and community events.

You’re invited! Please join us as we continue the yearlong celebration of Fire Island’s 50th with the “Fifty Years of Fire Island Lecture Series” this spring and summer on Long Island, special programs through the summer, and an “Island-Wide Block Party” on Labor Day Weekend. Find event information at www.nps.gov/fiis/fire-island-50.htm.

Elizabeth Rogers

Science Communications Park Ranger

Fire Island National Seashore

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