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    It is said that all disasters are local. Within the Athens Borough, the September 2011 flood impacted every...


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    Flood protection plays a central role in rebuilding a safer Athens Borough. The steering committee recognizes that...


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    Through the recovery plan implementation, opportunities are provided for businesses and residents...


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    As the community rebuilds it becomes stronger. Each step the community takes to implement the plan...


About Futurescapes...

What is Futurescapes?

Futurescapes is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It is an outgrowth of the Rebuild Athens Steering Committee, a community group established to develop a plan for long-term community recovery after the devestating impact of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in 2011.

How will Futurescapes help the Valley communities?

In accordance with the Long-Term Community Recovery Plan, the board of Futurescapes plans to rebuild and recover Athens and the surrounding communities safer, smarter and stronger.


Do you need financing?

Futurescapes is asking anyone who has been affected by the flood, and still needs money to rebuild, to take a short survey. This survey will help us determine the need for gap financing to help our town rebuild. Participants can be homeowners or business owners.

You can download the survey here. Surveys can be emailed to info@futurescapes.org, or mailed or dropped off at the Athens Borough Hall, 2 South River Street in Athens.

You can help...

Futurescapes is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your donation is tax deductible.

Documents of interest

Marcellus Shale Report on Housing in Bradford County

Marcellus Natural Gas Development’s Effect on Housing in Pennsylvania

AthensComprehensive Housing Study
Part I: Housing Needs Assessment

Futurescapes' Newsletter / Rebuild AthensRebuild Athens Newsletter,
Volume 1, Issue 1, April 2012



Athens, September 2011