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United States Department of Agriculture

Living Memorials Project

Photos of Site Work Taken by Ray Corwin
Photos of Site Work Taken by Ray Corwin
Photo by Ray Corwin
Photo by Ray Corwin

Long Island Pine Barrens September 11th Community Forestry Restoration Project

Purpose

To honor those lost on September 11, 2001

Reason site was selected

It is a sheltered and secluded area in the heart of the Central Pine Barrens Preserve, New York. The area was in need of restoration.

Events planned for site

Each year we will continue to restore the area with more tree seedlings. At this time, we have planted thousands of trees in memory of those who have perished.

Do you believe your memorial is a sacred place?

Yes, we feel that it is sacred because volunteer support came from all sorts of people: federal, state and county land managers, local schools, scouts, clubs and residents.
  • Sponsored by Quality Parks
  • Site maintained by Quality Parks
  • Project website contact www.qualityparks.org
  • Project email contact mblock@qualityparks.org
  • Address 
  • City, State, ZIP , New York  11777-0143
  • County 
  • Dedication Sep. 11, 2003
  • Status Dedicated/Existing and permanent
  • Artwork No
  • Public access yes
  • Public events yes
  • Sq. Foot 
  • Acreage 
  • Number & Species of Trees more than 1,000: Native Trees to the Long Island Pine Barrens, Pitch Pine
  • This project is best described as a Forest
  • This project is unique because of the Site Use
  • Project Sponsors and Participants
  • Is the community involved? yes
  • Project was initiated by Non-Profit
  • Land is owned by State
  • Type of participants Staff and Volunteers
  • Number of people involved more than 100
  • Percent of those involved who are volunteers 75% to 99%
  • Are people expected to stay involved? yes
  • For more information contact  www.qualityparks.org, mblock@qualityparks.org