Holiday Party at Liberty Tavern – Thursday, December 8 at 7 pm

Jingle & Mingle at the Greenbelt Conservancy’s Annual Holiday Party…ugly sweater style! Wear your tackiest holiday attire and join us at Liberty Tavern on Thursday, December 8 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Tickets are $25 and include one complimentary drink, light fare, raffles and more. All proceeds will benefit our mission to promote, sustain and enhance the 2,800-acre Greenbelt!

Environmental Education Programs: Field trips for school groups and home-schooled students; sessions for toddlers

School Year 2016/2017: The Greenbelt is an exceptional place for educators and students to explore the wonders of nature. We are always excited to share our forests and meadows with you! Our Environmental Education programs compliment learning standards; we are an official New York City Department of Education Vendor.

Fall Flat 5K Trail Race: 2016 results/photos

This year on Saturday, November 19, we had 250 runners on Greenbelt trails to enjoy the last of the Fall foliage, and fellowship of running together. The course took runners along Willowbrook’s White Trail and around the lake; it is flat and well suited for novice runners and walkers as well as more competitive athletes. The course is clearly marked with overhead ribbons. Race shirts, refreshments and awards round out this yearly event. Thank you all for coming, and supporting the Greenbelt Conservancy.

Visit the Nature Center & Host a Celebration Here!

The centrally-located Greenbelt Nature Center – 700 Rockland Avenue near Brielle Avenue – is a hub for a wide range of Greenbelt activities and programs. Here you may view the Richmond County Savings Foundation exhibits to learn about Greenbelt history, geography, flora and fauna, and current happenings.  Please enjoy our newly installed “Flexi-pave” walkways made […]

Living with deer in Staten Island

Deer populations are increasing across the United States. In fact, there are more deer in North America today than any time in history. Within New York City, populations of white-tailed deer are growing and expanding in the north Bronx and Staten Island. Deer benefit from abundant food and shelter available in those boroughs’ parks and green spaces.

Video: “Woodland Verse: A Glimpse into the Staten Island Greenbelt”

Enjoy a short video highlighting the Greenbelt’s natural resources and the people who care for them and visit. Our urban park in central Staten Island features and extensive trail system and open space to inspire and teach visitors of all ages and background the lessons of nature. Enjoy the video, and then please visit us soon!

Volunteer Opportunities this Fall Season

We rely on volunteers to help keep the Greenbelt beautiful and forever green. Volunteering here is not only a great way to get involved in your community, it’s a great way to get to know one of New York City’s largest and most beautiful parks.   As you might expect, many of our volunteer projects take place outdoors along our trails system and in natural areas.  Volunteers are also a key component at special events such as our seasonal trail races and forest restoration clinics.

“Tree Tots:” Fall season nature-inspired programs for toddlers and their caregivers

One is never too young to fall in love with the Greenbelt. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, toddlers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The programs will take place indoors and outdoors (weather-permitting) for three and four-year old children with their caregiver.

New Interpretive and Trail Navigation Signage made possible by Con Edison

On Saturday, June 4, in celebration of National Trails Day, the Greenbelt Conservancy unveiled new trail-side interpretive signs that explain the flora and fauna of our natural areas park. “Way finding” signs are also new throughout the trail system; they will better help hikers navigate the Greenbelt’s extensive trails system.

Greenbelt cited as New York City’s Remotest Spot

Inspired by ecologists, Rebecca and Ryan Means, Eben Pindychk of the “New Yorker” magazine, set out to find the remotest region in New York City. Guess what he discovered? The ecologists run “Project Remote,” an endeavor to locate and visit the point farthest from a road in all fifty states. Click the heading to read the full article.


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Nature’s Calendar

Here is a sampling of what takes place in the Greenbelt throughout the year. Come for a visit to be part of these wondrous activities. Each month offers distinctive and special happenings. And when the full moon hangs over the Greenbelt, all’s right with the world. East coast Native Indians gave names to each full moon, which we have listed. Learn more...

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