The following post is by courtesy of the Ocean Beach Association’s “Notes From the Beach”:
Vision Fire Island: Photo Scavenger Hunt [the deadline for submitting photos has been extended to October 16]
Get Involved: New General Management Plan for Fire Island
The National Park Service has begun working on a new General Management Plan (GMP) for Fire Island National Seashore. The current Plan, adopted in 1977, is at best, outdated. Public scoping meetings were conducted in 2006, and foundation workshops have begun. You can sign up for the park’s E-Newsletter to get periodic updates of GMP progress and other current park news. You also can share your ideas and opinions about the future management of the park and its programs as GMP planning continues.
As part of this planning, FINS has created a public participation process called Vision Planning. This process includes a Photo Scavenger Hunt, which is described below. No one knows the joys of Fire Island better than its residents; therefore, we urge you to snap your favorite Fire Island sites, those that you feel show the Fire Island you most cherish and submit them for inclusion in the Scavenger Hunt. Complete directions are posted at: www.visionfireislandd.com