Our application for a New York Southern Pine Beetle Community Recovery Grant has been selected for funding.
This $75,000 grant enables us to continue the process of removing infected trees from the woodlands on the Brentwood campus and replacing them with healthy trees. It will not only support the NYS efforts to slow down the spread of a hazardous pest, but also support the ongoing efforts to preserve the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse grounds and contribute to the health of the woodland areas of Long Island.
Southern Pine Beetle Community Recovery Grants totaling more than $275,000 have been awarded to five projects in Nassau and Suffolk counties that will assist with recovery efforts from southern pine beetle (SPB) damage, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
These grants are part of New York’s ongoing initiatives to address this invasive pest and provide funding directly to impacted communities.
The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced that it has distributed the grant money for the following projects:
- $75,000 to the Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood for the Southern Pine Beetle Initiative at The Sisters of St. Joseph
- $60,644 to the Nassau County Soil and Water Conservation District for the Southern Pine Beetle Suppression and Management in Peter J. Schmitt Massapequa Preserve
- $60,820 to the Bayard Cutting Arboretum Horticultural Society for the Suffolk NYS Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Paradise Island
- $28,050 to the Town of Southampton for the Removal of Hazard Trees at Good Ground Park and Foster Avenue Park
- $64,000 to the Town of East Hampton for the Open Space SPB Management