President’s Message: 2012

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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. While we continue our core responsibilities of mosquito control, beach monitoring and clean up, water testing on and around the island, […]

A Battle Won, in the War Against Invasive Plants

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The Habitat Committee, now a sub-committee of the Conservancy, is completing the second year of a project that has revitalized much of the Parade Ground and Airport area, by replacing invasive plants with native grasses. The results have been dramatic in this sixty-five acre area, which is the largest grassland on Fishers Island. The grassland […]

Conservancy Grant Supports Osprey Cam

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osprey cam

The Fishers Island Conservancy is pleased to announce that the first recipient of a Conservancy 25th Anniversary Grant, the Osprey Cam Project, has launched! In February 2012, the Conservancy Board unanimously voted to make a grant to the H. L. Ferguson Museum to fully fund the costs of establishing the Osprey Cam. Many thanks go […]

Invasive Plants Along Rec Path

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Bike Path

In 2011, the Conservancy made a donation to the Fishers Island Recreation Path for the purpose of managing and removing invasive plant species along the path. To date, these grant funds have been used in conjunction with the path’s weekly scheduled landscape maintenance to remove invasive weeds from the retaining wall along the path near […]