Forest Service 9/11 Living Memorials initiative
- I wanted to make sure the GISMO list was aware of the following
initiative by the US Forest Service. NYPIRG CMAP will be assisting this
work with our interactive mapping services, and it will be closely tied
to the OASIS NYC project.
The USDA Forest Service invites proposals from communities and
organizations to create living memorials that will stand in remembrance
of the tragic losses that occurred on September 11, 2001 in New York
City, the Pentagon area, and southwest Pennsylvania. The intent of this
initiative is to invoke the resonating power of trees to bring people
together and create lasting, living memorials to the victims of
terrorism, their families, communities, and the nation.
Cost-share grants will support the design and development of community
projects in affected areas. Projects may include participatory site
planning and design, appropriate site preparation, and tree planting,
establishment and enhancement. Proposals must address long-term
maintenance and protection of project sites.
The recommended range for project funding is between $25,000 and
$125,000. Deadline for proposals is May 21, 2002. The detailed request
for proposals (RFP) is online at http://www.livingmemorialsproject.net
Please visit the project website: http://www.livingmemorialsproject.net
to learn more. While still under construction, the site will provide
information about memorials around the country and ways for your
community to become part of a growing network of those dedicated to
fostering places of hope, strength and peace.
For more information, contact:
matthew hudson arnn, asla
director, nyc metropolitan initiative
U S D A forest service
26 federal plaza, rm 3541
new york, new york 10278
NYPIRG's Community Mapping Assistance Project (CMAP)