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

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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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Living with deer in Staten Island and how to avoid tick bites

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.

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Monthly Homeschool Programs 2017/2018

Our homeschool programs take place on one Tuesday each month for two different age groups.  We meet in two different Greenbelt locations – the Greenbelt Nature Center and High Rock Park.   Please contact the Greenbelt environmental educators at 718-351-3450 or by email at naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org for further information. Click on the image below to increase…

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