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Fishers Island Seagrass Management Coalition Plan August 2022

By |2022-08-30T13:51:18-04:00August 30th, 2022|News|

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

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New Fishers Island Seagrass Management Coordinator: Hannah Vagts

By |2022-08-30T13:46:32-04:00August 24th, 2022|News|

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

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Seagrass and Society – Underwater Plants as a Critical Resource by Jamie Vaudrey

By |2022-08-23T10:15:33-04:00August 23rd, 2022|Guest Speaker|

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

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Fishers Island Seagrass Webinars & Input Survey

By |2021-08-14T08:32:41-04:00August 14th, 2021|News|

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

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Fishers Island Seagrass Management Coalition Update

By |2021-05-28T09:12:24-04:00May 27th, 2021|Newsletter 2021|

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.

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H.L. Ferguson Museum Receives Federal Grant for Fishers Island Seagrass Management

By |2020-12-29T12:42:38-05:00December 29th, 2020|Natural History, News|

The grant will deliver an outreach program to stakeholder communities presenting scenarios for eelgrass protection at Fishers Island, New York, and New London, Connecticut.

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The Important Role Eelgrass Plays in the Ecosystem

By |2020-12-01T12:27:59-05:00November 18th, 2020|Natural History|

A well-camouflaged Least Sandpiper foraging for food among eelgrass on Fishers Island. Photo by Connor Jones. Eelgrass still plays an important role in the ecosystem even after it has died. In this case, it provides habitat for small invertebrates and crustaceans which in turn become food for migrating shorebirds.

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An Update on the FISM Coalition: October 2020

By |2020-10-30T10:21:43-04:00October 24th, 2020|Natural History, News|

An update on the FISM Coalition: October 2020 October 21, 2020  The Fishers Island Seagrass Management (FISM) Coalition has spent the summer and fall continuing its path towards protecting the island’s eelgrass ecosystems. Eelgrass, the most common species of seagrass around Fishers Island, is an incredibly important species of marine plant. The roughly 350

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FISM: Eelgrass vs. Algae

By |2020-10-09T13:58:24-04:00October 2nd, 2020|Natural History, News|

FISM: Eelgrass vs. Algae October 1, 2020 By Connor Jones, FISM Coordinator fishersislandseagrass@gmail.com You are walking on the beach on a breezy fall day and come across something thin, green and plant-like washed up on the beach. You know it came from the ocean, but how do you tell if it is a plant

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ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2022

Dr. Ralph Hoch leading the 1978 Memorial Day parade from a red MG driven by Eddie White. Photo by Charlie Morgan.

YEAR ROUND: A CELEBRATION OF COMMUNITY

The main show chronicles many aspects of the Island’s year-round community with a focus on work, school activities, recreation, and annual events that help bring the Island together.

NOW ON DISPLAY AT THE MUSEUM

This year’s Annual Exhibition will open virtually on this website later this summer.

WINTER VIRTUAL EXHIBIT

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