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Eastern Queens Alliance, Inc.

A Federation of Civic Associations in Southeast Queens


EQA
Board of Directors
Chairperson Barbara E. Brown Vice Chairperson Patrick L. Evans Treasurer Lonnie Glover Recording Secretary Annette Jennings Bradley Corresponding Secretary Gloria Boyce-Charles Financial Secretary Bernella Wilcox

PRESS CONFERENCE
Friday; April 26, 2013 6:00 PM (Rain or Shine)

SAVE IDLEWILD PARK! SAVE OUR COMMUNITY!


The EQA will be hosting a press conference about the Port Authority's tree removal plan. We will assemble in Idlewild Park Preserve on Friday, April 26, 2013, at 6:00 PM by the Idlewild Cricket Field located at 223rd Street and 149th Avenue. Please join us!

Civic Association Membership Federated Blocks of Laurelton Rosedale Civic Association, Inc. Spring-Gar Civic Association, Inc. Springfield Gardens Taxpayers & Citizens Association, Inc. Springfield/Rosedale Community Action Association, Inc. United Neighbors Civic Association of Jamaica, Inc. Wayanda Civic Association, Inc.

Associate Members A Better Jamaica, Inc.

Professional Membership Richard Belgrave, Environmental Science Gloria Boyce-Charles Business/Education Annette Bradley Business/Education

WE DEMAND Transparency and Accountability - PANY&NJ negotiation with the NYC Dept. of Parks and Recreation (NYCDPR) to remove the approx. 400 trees. Why NOW?

WE DEMAND Information & Partnership - PANY&NJ has never in the past approached the community or EQA's Idlewild Park Preservation Committee about tree height, or the need to remove or top trees? Why NOW?

WE DEMAND STOP-CEASE-DESIST - We need our wetlands! The wetlands in Idlewild Park provide critical flood protection by serving as natural sponges that trap and slowly release surface-water, rain, snowmelt groundwater and floodwaters. The trees, root mats and other wetland vegetation slow the speed of floodwaters and reduce erosion. Idlewilds trees serve as a natural barrier between our community and JFK airport. The park protects us against some noise and air pollution. Right NOW!

P.O. Box 300818, Jamaica, New York 11430 347 824-2301 .