We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Faulkner’s Light Brigade 2012 Photo Contest. There were a total of nine entries. Town and state of the entrants is listed if known. Thank you to all who participated for the great shots! See the winning images: [Read more…]
Aerial pictures taken post Sandy show damage to Fish & Wildlife Refuges along the northeast coastline. Click on the link to view the pictures http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=43322816@N08&q=falkner
The White House Council on Environmental Quality recently announced the winners of the 2012 GreenGov Presidential Awards, honoring Federal agency teams and individuals who are taking innovative approaches to curbing waste, reducing energy use and saving taxpayer money in federal agency operations. Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge in Connecticut, as part of a team led by the United States Coast Guard Academy, won the 2012 GreenGov Presidential Award in the Green Dream Team category. The refuge developed a partnership with the Sustainability Club at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy to support roseate tern management efforts on Falkner Island. The Sustainability Club also coordinated with the Military Academy at West Point, the local government, the Boy Scouts, and area high schools.
Published on: Thursday, September 27, 2012
Since the founding of the Faulkner’s Light Brigade in 1991 the lighthouse has undergone two major restorations in 1998 and 2010. Most recently the lighthouse was power washed with fresh water, repointed and two coats of paint were applied. The cost of the 2010 restoration was $121,000 and was completed by the professional staff from the International Chimney Corporation. All of the money came from the generous support of the Brigade members. It is recommended that the lighthouse be painted every 5-6 years and completely restored every 10-12 years in order to maintain this local treasure.