The island is a welcome retreat from the frenetic bustle of traffic, crowds, and life’s business. This peaceful refuge along with its incredible variety of wildlife is constantly under threat from urban development.
People's considerate enjoyment, generous patronage, and stewardship ensure the survival of the Island. Roosevelt's indomitable spirit inhabits the minds and and hearts of people who strive to perpetuate his vision for the preservation and conservation of land, culture and history.
The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased and not impaired in value. - President Theodore Roosevelt