Although the beaches have not opened yet, there has been a lot of activity along the barrier island beaches this Winter. Dredging crews have been hard at work in the Fire Island Inlet. Their offshore dredging boats connect to long, flexible pipes onto the beach and empty sediment on the shoreline of Overlook Beach. Large […]
NYDOT Leaves Gaps in New Beach Fence for Turtles The repaired dune systems along Ocean Parkway are now lined with beach fence gaps to allow nesting turtles access to the surrounding ecosystem. The Diamondback Terrapin, is one of the few marine turtles that is known to live most of its life in the brackish marsh […]
Governor Cuomo Begins Work with Local Beach Representatives to use State & Federal Disaster Aid with New York Rising Program Local beach representatives recently began participating in the first stages of the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program presented by Governor Cuomo’s office in an effort to begin using Federal Disaster Aid in Community Reconstruction […]
Babylon Students Clean Earth Day On Saturday, April 20th, chilling offshore winds did not deter volunteers from the Babylon Jr-Sr High School from helping to clean up the beaches along the Sore Thumb Cove and the Fire Island Inlet. This energetic crew hiked from Oak Beach into the Cove to pick up small debris that […]
March 5, 2013: Crews are working 24/7 to repair Ocean Parkway and the Barrier Beaches for the upcoming Summer season! Photos courtesy of Cindy Dale, West Gilgo resident.