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Fire Island National Seashore Officials Searching For How Best To Manage Breach

A breach in Fire Island National Seashore's coastline is a reminder of Hurricane Sandy. While two other breaches caused by the potent storm were filled mechanically, this one that lies within the seashore's Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness Area remains, and seashore officials are debated how best to manage it going forward.

New Totem Pole Being Carved At Sitka National Historical Park

One of the poles along Totem Trail fell on August 10th. It was a gentle fall though under the direct supervision of Chief of Maintenance Mike Trainor. Closing that portion of the pathway all morning to passing foot traffic, visitors were still able to watch the procedure from the diminishing shoreline; if they were willing to stand in the rain as the tide came in.

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