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Public meeting on Fire Island breach study Monday night at FINS headquarters

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A public meeting is being held tonight, Monday, as the National Park Service seeks input on its Draft Fire Island Wilderness Breach Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement that was released last month.

The breach was ripped open at Old Inlet by superstorm Sandy in 2012.

The 45-day public review and comment period on the draft started on Oct. 28.


Learn more about breaches from Fire Island National Seashore.


Click here for a link to the full, 184-page document. Indication of the National Park Service’s preferred approach — to do nothing unless necessary — appears on Page ix of the executive summary.

The meeting goes from 7 p.m. to 8:30 pm at the Patchogue-Watch Hill Ferry Terminal at 150 West Ave. in Patchogue

Comments may also be submitted online at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/FireIslandBreachManagementPlan.

Written comments may be mailed to: Chris Soller, Superintendent, Fire Island National Seashore, 120 Laurel Street Patchogue, NY 11772.

CLICK HERE for prior breach coverage from sister website greaterpatchogue.com.


The above photo from Oct. 7, 2016, comes courtesy of Friends of Bellport Bay.

About the author: Michael White

Michael White is a Bellport resident, longtime newspaper reporter and editor, and the owner of greaterpatchogue.com. Email him your story ideas or tips: mike@greaterpatchogue.com