Joint Press Release courtesy Elizabeth Rogers of the National Park Service
|Patchogue, NY – On February 3, Fire Island National Seashore Superintendent Chris Soller and Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society President Bob LaRosa signed a new five-year partnership agreement. The agreement renews the Society’s commitment to work collaboratively with the National Park Service to provide public programming and assist with preservation efforts at the lighthouse.
“For more than 30 years, the Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society has helped to ensure the Fire Island Lighthouse remains a premier tourist destination,” said Soller. “The Fire Island Lighthouse is a special place to experience Fire Island and explore maritime history.”
Executive Director of the Society Dave Greise is, “looking forward to working with the National Park Service and the Society Board, staff, and volunteers to keep the light shining.” Throughout the year the Society welcomes thousands of people from around the globe. Last year more than 165,000 visitors discovered Fire Island through tower tours, exhibits, special programs, and nature walks.
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|About Fire Island National Seashore|
|About Fire Island National Seashore. Fire Island National Seashore encompasses 26 miles of ocean and bay shoreline, maritime forests, and residential communities. Fire Island’s dynamic coastal landscape is home to a diversity of plants and wildlife and offers a retreat from nearby metropolitan New York. Please visit us online at www.nps.gov/fiis, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fireislandnps, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/fireislandnps, and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/fireislandnps.