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The FI Conservancy Board voted March 9 to fund work under four new grants. The first grant will fund planting of native trees in the FI Cemeteries. Another grant will support Justine Kibbe in her work as our island naturalist for another six months. The board also approved a second proposal by Justine and the FI Community Center to work with two FI high school students on stewardship and monitoring of our island’s natural environment.
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Sunset on the Beach will be held on Saturday July 20, 2013 from 6 to 8 PM, at the Fishers Island Club.
Kindly pay by credit card using the form below. The deadline to be listed as a Sponsor on the invitation is May 29th. We will accept Sponsor and Supporter admissions to the event until July 15th.
The Fishers Island Conservancy has recently been actively engaged in communicating with the EPA and appearing at public hearings concerning the potential dumping of substantial dredge spoils in Long Island Sound.
The Army Corps of Engineers has identified a need, over the next ten years, to dispose of up to 35 million cubic yards of dredge spoils, mostly from Connecticut harbors.
The Conservancy recently awarded its second grant, which will fund the work of an island naturalist and reporter, Justine Kibbe, for six months. In September, Justine began weekly monitoring, data collection and reporting on 12 key geographic, natural coastal sites on Fishers Island, using a data collection sheet for each site. At each location she will approximate wildlife and note changes to the environment. Justine writes her findings as field notes and takes many photos of natural life – which we are excited to share with you on this website.
2012 has been a fantastic year for the Fishers Island Conservancy. The Conservancy has continued to fund and expand our existing programs while taking on several bold new initiatives thus further expanding our mission.