The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering enhancing the way they present the Long Island National Wildlife Refuge to the public. It is part of a plan for the future management of the refuges they oversee. Local residents are invited to a meeting on Tuesday, June 27 at the Doubleday Babcock Senior Center, 45 E. Main Street, Oyster Bay to hear about their plans. The meeting is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m., preceded by an informational open house from 6 to 7 p.m. They are proposing a comprehensive conservation plan for managing wildlife, habitats, and public use programs at the Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex for a period of 15 years.
The boating season is upon us, but safety must not be forgotten. It is crucial to know about the required safety equipment for your boat such as Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs). Buying some life preservers and a throwable horseshoe buoy may not be enough.