The NYC Parks Natural Resources Group (NRG) is conducting restoration work in Buck’s Hollow in the Greenbelt, as a part of the PlaNYC MillionTrees forest restoration initiative. The objective is to restore and enhance native swamp forest (wetland) habitat and remove the threat of a deteriorating tree canopy. The 6.8 acre site is located near the Greenbelt Nature Center, southwest of the curve in Rockland Avenue. Soon you will also see a restored forest.
The Greenbelt is a network of parklands, natural areas and open spaces owned and/or operated by city, state and private entities on Staten Island. The Greenbelt’s natural and “Forever Wild” areas support rare habitats such as wetlands, forests, woodlands, meadows, and native rare plant species that are accessible through an extensive trail system in an urban setting.
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