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Welcome to the website of the Village of Ocean Beach Environmental Commission (VOBEC). The Incorporated Village of Ocean Beach is the unofficial capital of the half mile wide by 32 mile long barrier beach of Fire Island, just five miles south of Long Island, New York. Fire Island is a unique place. We are a summer resort, but we are also a national park, the Fire Island National Seashore. We have 17 communities, yet we also have long stretches of beautiful beaches, uninhabited wetlands and wilderness areas.

VOBEC hopes that you find our website useful in obtaining information on recycling, finding out about upcoming VOBEC events, glancing at our Fun Facts and tips on what you can do about the environment, and understanding the eco-system of our barrier island.

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Effective January 1, 2018, businesses in Suffolk County are required to charge 5¢ for any single-use bag. This legislation was enacted in an effort to reduce waste. Do your part, bring a reusable bag.

Latest News
VOBEC March 2019 Newsletter available now
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Plastic straw ban coming soon to Ocean Beach?
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Environmental Awareness Day!
Our 13th Annual Environmental Awareness Day will be held on June 23, 2019 at 12pm. Look for a guest speaker discussing sustainable fisheries.
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