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FIMI Project, or Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet, Restores Fire Island Pines Beach

Posted on December 5, 2019 by admin in Fire Island News

Fire Island residents are thrilled that the FIMI (Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet) Project is making progress restoring their beloved beaches seven years after Superstorm Sandy hit. FIMI is a one-time project until the larger Fire Island to Montauk Point “FIMP” project gets underway.

The FIMI Project will place sand to stabilize the beach that was ruined as a result of the storm by pumping sand on to the shoreline. The larger FIMP project is sponsored by Suffolk County and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and funded by the US Army Corps.

The sand replenishment will reduce the risk of damage from storms for the coastal homes on the shoreline, reducing their risk of flooding and other storm threats.

“During Hurricane Sandy, we lost a lot of the beach as you can see,” FIPPOA Community manager Karen McCutcheon explained. “Everyone is just soo excited to see the replenished beach and what the outcome is.”

Fire Island Pines beaches are the latest to undergo restoration from the FIMI Project, so residents are happy with the progress the project has made thus far and look forward to seeing their beaches back to the condition they know and love.


After taking the Fire Island ferry over, we invite you to visit William J. Newman Realty. We have serviced Fire Island’s western communities since 1969 and offer the experience and professionalism to meet all real estate needs for people who want to take the Fire Island ferries over and stay on the Island for a few days or for the entire summer! We specialize in rentals from Fair Harbor to Dunewood, Lonelyville, and Saltaire.


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