Island Sentinels
Island Sentinels

2015-16 Island Sentinels (l-r) Conor Wakeman and Gardner Thors, with FIConservancy Naturalist and creator of the Sentinels program, Justine Kibbe.

Sentinel Team 2014

L to R: Conner Wakeman, Gardner Thors, Justine Kibbe, Olivia Backhaus, Aaron Kane (not pictured Alan Eastman)

By Island Sentinel Rob Backhaus.

Combing the beaches of Fishers Island, looking for hidden treasures and historical relatives, is a fun and educational experience. Many of the beaches on Fishers Island present opportunities to find hidden treasure. With its famous military dumping background, Race Rock is loaded with hidden treasures waiting to be found.

Rob and Olivia Backhaus

The Conservancy welcomes our first Island Sentinels, the brother-sister team of Rob and Olivia Backhaus. Rob graduated this year from the Fishers Island School and is headed to college this fall. Olivia will be a senior at the F.I. School this fall.

Rob and Olivia settled right into their jobs monitoring sites around the island. Keep your eyes out for them riding their bikes from site to site and gathering data at various locations – including Silver Eel Cove, South Beach, Dock Beach, Middle Farms Pond, Isabella, Big Club and Chocomount beaches, Hay Harbor, East Harbor, and Race Point. Give them a big welcome and a thank you for their work!