Hurricane Sandy: After the Storm
Hurricane Sandy devastated much of the greater New York metropolitan area, causing enormous damage to infrastructure in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and beyond. Our hearts go out to all those who have been affected by the storm.
The enormity of the storm—and the likelihood of more extreme weather in the future—has underscored the need to build climate-smart cities. Across the country, The Trust for Public Land is contributing our conservation expertise to this important work.
- We are conserving land and restoring wetlands along rivers and coastlines. By creating natural buffers against severe storms, we help protect the safety and economic interests of waterfront communities.
- We are installing green infrastructure in city parks and playgrounds, helping to manage stormwater and reduce flooding and pollution.
- We are safeguarding drinking water supplies by conserving the land that buffers critical lakes and rivers.
As we recover from the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy, we know that parks and natural areas play a vital role in keeping our communities safe from future storms. The Trust for Public Land is committed to creating resilient cities ready to weather the challenges of a changing climate.