Caring for the Greenbelt's parks and open space
in Staten Island, NY through education,
conservation, research and prudent recreation

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Nature Activities – Week 3

Thirty Nature Activities for April 2020 Week 3 Note:  While doing these activities, we should always practice social distancing, staying at least 6 feet from the nearest person.  Frequent hand washing for twenty seconds or more is advised.  These activities are recommended to be done with your immediate family or household.  If you want to…

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Nature Activities – Week 2

Thirty Nature Activities for April 2020 Week 2 Note:  While doing these activities, we should always practice social distancing, staying at least 6 feet from the nearest person.  Frequent hand washing for twenty seconds or more is advised.  These activities are recommended to be done with your immediate family or household.  If you want to…

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On the Trail of Rediscovery

The green highlands of central Staten Island were saved, in the 1960s and ‘70s, by a small but dedicated band of islanders who used one simple tool – the hike – to raise public awareness. Most of the hikes were held in winter because, as one of the original hikers noted, “It was easier to see what was in there.” Join us on along the trails for a weekly hike – all listed on our Events Calendar – to experience some of same trails the founders trod. See the wonders they saw and learn what makes the Greenbelt such a special place. – Bonnie Fritz, Greenbelt Conservancy President

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2019 is the Year of the Greenbelt!

The Greenbelt, at 2,800 acres, the largest of New York City’s many parks, turns 35 this year. The Greenbelt Conservancy which works to preserve this green treasure, will be 30 years old. It’s been 20 years since the Carousel for All Children struck up the band organ, and 15 years since the Greenbelt Nature Center…

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