All members of the community are welcome to join us in-person at the Museum and virtually via Zoom
Conserving Seagrass Human activities in the nearshore waters of Fishers Island In anticipation of the Fishers Island Seagrass Management coalition producing a protection plan for the eelgrass found in our nearshore waters, the Museum joined a citizen-science program called Marine Protected Areas Watch (MPA Watch). In this program, volunteers are
The Fishers Island Seagrass Management (FISM) Coalition Update The Fishers Island Seagrass Management (FISM) Coalition has entered an exciting year in its mission to promote community learning about eelgrass meadows. In August 2022, the FISM Coalition passed an outreach, education, and engagement plan with unanimous support. With this plan, the Coalition acknowledges the
Join the Fishers Island Seagrass Management (FISM) Coalition Friday, March 3 via zoom to learn their strategy to reduce the physical damage caused by recreational boaters around the island.
Members of the Fishers Island community are invited and encouraged to attend our zoom meeting to learn about our goals on the next phase in the community-led effort to Save Our Seagrass.
The Fishers Island Seagrass Management (FISM) Coalition has developed a plan to protect the threatened but vital resource of eelgrass beds in Long Island Sound. The FISM coalition, a group that represents a variety of stakeholder interests, established a goal of protecting all of Fishers Island’s eelgrass, as it is an important resource in
HLFM welcomes Hannah Vagts as the new Fishers Island Seagrass Management Coordinator. Hannah, who is a biochemist, has a wealth of research experience in marine biodiversity and population assessments. She most recently served as a research assistant at Auburn University where she conducted a reef fish movement and population study. Vagts graduated Magna Cum Laude
Seagrass and Society – Underwater Plants as a Critical Resource Illustrated talk by Dr. Jamie Vaudrey Hosted by HLFM director Pierce Rafferty This recorded illustrated talk, presented August 14, 2022, is on Seagrass, the ribbon-like plant found rooted underwater along Fishers Island’s coasts that is a vital and vibrant
As an active partner and co-chair of the Fishers Island Seagrass Management (FISM) Coalition, the Museum is pleased to promote the dedicated work taking place to protect the Island’s seagrass. As such, we encourage islanders to read about the plan that FISM is developing to preserve and manage local seagrass beds by registering for
The Coalition’s focus this spring and summer will be on reaching out to the island community and off-island stakeholder groups for feedback on proposed seagrass management areas.