Hurricane Sandy News
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|NATURAL & CULTURAL RESOURCES|
|New York parks recover after damage by Hurricane Sandy
Crain’s New York Business, February 28, 2014
New York state parks and historic sites had more than 60 million visitors in 2013, setting the second highest annual attendance record. Many of the state’s parks and historic sites were closed temporarily to remove dangerous debris left behind by Hurricane Sandy.
LoHud, March 4, 2014
The state Department of Environmental Conservation Hudson River Estuary Program has awarded a $74,865 grant to Princeton Hydro LLC to design a sustainable shoreline demonstration project at Nyack Beach State Park. The funds will help repair damage from Hurricane Sandy, stabilize the shoreline in Upper Nyack and improve public use of the park.
Legislativegazette.com, March 3, 2014
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Department of the Interior have agreed on the details for a project that would protect coastal areas of Suffolk County from natural disasters. The $700 million plan includes methods to protect endangered species and establishes multiple barriers of coastal protection.
The New York Times, March 1, 2014
Six miles of Hurricane Sandy-damaged Rockaway beaches will be expanded and raised by as much as 10 to 14 feet above sea level with an infusion of 2.9 million cubic yards of sand. In addition, a new 40-foot-wide boardwalk includes bicycle and jogging lanes.
Longisland.com, March 4, 2014
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service completed a major cleanup of post-Hurricane Sandy coastal debris at the Lido Beach Wildlife Management Area. The operation will ultimately clean up eight of the national wildlife refuge units on Long Island.
News12Brooklyn.com, February 27, 2014
This video provides an overview of the New York City Council’s Committee on Public Housing’s first meeting in Coney Island. Some residents requested temporary boilers that were installed after Hurricane Sandy be replaced. Representatives from the New York City Housing Authority said it has spent nearly $56 million to operate 24 temporary boilers that won’t be replaced until sometime in 2016.
MARCH 14: Brooklyn Long Term Recovery Group
This one-day training will provide information on sustainable rehabilitation and restoration of flood-damaged property.
MARCH 17: Center for Architecture
Presenters will discuss some of New York City’s major waterfront residential developments and will review their plans in response to our changing environment.
MARCH 18: Bronx Long Term Recovery Group
Free help will be available for homeowners who are in need of foreclosure-prevention assistance, renovation loans, flood insurance or other disaster-related assistance.
MARCH 19: NYC Department of Environmental Protection
This Manhattan workshop explains the eligibility requirements and online application system for the NYC Green Infrastructure Grant.
DEADLINE: MARCH 17, 2014
This foundation supports art, preservation and community programs that serve to enrich the lives of the people of New York City.
DEADLINE: APRIL 3, 2014
The American Eagle Outfitters Foundation strives to create positive change in areas that are important to youth development and environmental conservation.
DEADLINE: MAY 6, 2014
The Department of Environmental Protection has made $6 million available in grants for community groups, nonprofits and property owners building green projects. There will be three workshops to explain the eligibility requirements and guide users through the application process.