Educating the next generation to ensure the future of Fishers Island
The Conservancy participates as a partner in ongoing and new
efforts to maintain and improve the natural physical environment
in the larger Sound community, as well as on the Island itself.
The avenues used to achieve these goals include oversight of
activities, promotion of beneficial legislation, litigation or
simply communication with concerned individuals in whatever
medium is most effective.
Justine shares her efforts in establishing, preserving, and
sharing local traditional knowledge with the following Fishers
Island Conservancy partners:
Greater Atlantic Region Stranding
Network & Mystic Aquarium
Island residents can play a unique role in Community outreach by becoming
involved with the Greater Atlantic Region Stranding Network. Becoming
certified through the Mystic Aquarium and helping with the rescue and
documentation of stranded marine mammals and sea turtles becomes a most
important "neighborly gesture".
The Nature Conservancy: Long Island Sound Program
The Fishers Island Conservancy is working with The Nature Conservancy
to conserve critical marine habitats, like eelgrass meadows (Zostera
marina) in Long Island Sound, for the animals and people that depend
- Henry Ferguson Museum Land Trust
NESS: New England Science & Sailing Foundation
The Island Sentinel program teams up with NESS during Summer months
helping to promote each other's educational outreach within Fishers
Island Sound; supporting its unique marine environment and ecosystems.
The Day Newspaper
In 2015 Justine's column My Neck of the Woods she shared a Naturalist's
life on Fishers Island with readers of The Day each Sunday. Justine's
writings play a strong part in bridging with our neighbors across the