Friday, October 8, 2010
FEMA won't replace trees
Dear QCC members and friends,
The Queens Civic Congress has learned that any disaster aid program administered by FEMA would not include funds to replace the thousands of trees lost in the September 16 storm. QCC urges you to contact members of Congress to plead for assistance in replacing the downed trees that provided enormous environmental and aesthetic benefits to our neighborhoods.
Thus, FEMA would not help with the restoration of trees in MacArthur Park in Forest Hills where half the trees were destroyed rendering this local park a disaster. Nor would FEMA offer assistance to replace the hundreds of trees Middle Village or Forest Hills lost.
There is nothing like a tree.
Please contact your local member of Congress and ask him/her to demand tree replacement assistance for the affected boroughs from FEMA.
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