The Long Island Herald: At the second meeting to discuss the Rebuild by Design program to make Mill River more storm-resilient, citizens brainstormed ways to involve the surrounding communities, and the design team reported on its plans so far. Rebuild by Design is an initiative by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development designed to help communities recover from Hurricane Sandy and prepare for the next large storm.

The meeting, on Aug. 22 at Malverne Village Hall, was the second gathering of the project’s Citizens Advisory Committee, which will help plan and implement the project. All of the committee members are residents of towns surrounding Mill River, and they all have a stake in the project and unique expertise: The group comprises community organizers, marine biologists, environmental engineers, college students and others. Learn more….