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A Frosty Fire Island

A Frosty Fire Island

March 2, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The rising sun casts a warm glow across the cold, quiet beach, revealing a landscape at once foreign and familiar. Sand is firm underfoot, refusing footprints at its frozen surface, and the quiet roar of the wind brings with it an unwelcome bite. Only at the water’s edge is the briny smell of the ocean […]

The Lure of Change in a Familiar Place

The Lure of Change in a Familiar Place

December 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Constantly shaped and reshaped by wind and waves, barrier islands are ever-changing.  The complex interaction of sediment, waves, and currents results in a dynamic landscape and marine environment with formations like beaches, dunes, and spits shifting over time. The Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness on the east end of Fire Island National […]

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor: Do you love boating with your dog? Do you know how important dog life vests are? I learned it is very important not only to protect your pet from drowning but also to prevent injuring yourself if Fido falls overboard. It is true that many dogs are natural swimmers but that doesn’t mean […]

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor: It 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 […]