Public meeting about funding for resiliency projects on Dec. 12

We are excited to announce that New York City has identified funding for projects to protect the Rockaways from the impacts of coastal storms and future sea level rise. On Monday, December 12 the Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency and the Department of Parks and Recreation are hosting a meeting to present potential projects and solicit public input on which projects should be the highest priority. This funding is a key component to the Resilient Edgemere Community Plan and we hope you can all advocate for the many resiliency projects listed within the plan you have contributed so much towards. The meeting details are attached to this email as a PDF and below:

Date: Monday, Dec. 12, 2016

Time: 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

Place: Rockaway YMCA 207 Beach 73rd St. Arverne, NY 11692

RSVP: Alex Maureau at (718) 520-5939 or alexander.maureau@parks.nyc.gov by Dec. 9, 2016.

In addition, we would like to provide an update on the Resilient Edgemere Plan. Since our last meeting in September we:

 

  1. Shared the workshop summary
  2. Created a document with FAQs to respond to the comments we received following the workshop
  3. Hired a graphic designer at the beginning of November to produce the report and are reviewing the first draft now
  4. Are working to create an advisory group of diverse stakeholders for ongoing oversight and management of the plan’s implementation

 

Thank you and we hope to see everyone on Monday December 12th. As always if you have any questions or comments please send them to resilientedgemere@hpd.nyc.gov.

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