Happy August!

We new-comers have all begun to learn here that the end of July and august are SERIOUS for mosquito activity, especially in the wilderness!!! So far, many people have arrived at Watch Hill, only to leave a couple hours later from the campground because the mosquito were unbearable!

Working at the Otis Pike High Dune Wilderness is enjoyable and calm. People travel here from many different locations within the U.S. and internationally. Visitors arrive eager and willing to learn anything they can about Fire Island National Seashore, and these are the best visitors to talk to!

 

Monarch Way-Station Garden 2.0

For the second gardening event of the summer, we had the honor of having Louis Berger which is an “Engineering News-Record top-20 ranked, $1 billion global professional services corporation that helps clients solve their most complex infrastructure and development challenges” (Louisberger.com). One of the core values of Louis Berger is to “promise to provide solutions that have a positive impact on society”, which can be seen through their active role in volunteerism!

Sagamore Hill SCA Event

Saturday, August 6th was spent attending an SCA Alumni reunion at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. Two environmental education interns and I went on a tour of the home of Theodore Roosevelt and walked a nature trail down to a nearby inlet on the north shore of Long Island. This was an amazing experience for me as I have not been to any other National Park locations before working at Fire Island National Seashore. Sagamore Hill is full of so much historic information about Theodore Roosevelt and his life. Seeing how important his accomplishments were and still are today in terms of preservation of natural land was aw-inspiring.

Beach Clean Ups Continue!