Preserving Staten's Island's Great Outdoors

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The broken bench

vandalized bench beside a woodland trail

  By MICHAEL W. DOMINOWSKI The Greenbelt Conservancy The little bench was nearly as old as the Greenbelt path it sat beside. To most who came to visit, the bench had always been there, almost like the forest. And though it was small and rather homely, the bench came to have many friends. Serious hikers…

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Greenbelt Natural Resources

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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Greenbelt audio tours

GREENBELT AUDIO TOURS
NOW AVAILABLE AT GREENBELT NATURE CENTER

Made possible with funding from Con Edison

Narrated by Jeff Spurgeon, WQXR Radio Host

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Rent the Greenbelt’s Carousel for all Children in Willowbrook Park

Celebrate a birthday or special occasion at the Carousel! Located in Willowbrook Park, the Carousel features fifty-one hand-carved, colorfully painted figures of traditional wooden carousel horses, mythical beasts and endangered species such as zebras, giraffes, gorillas, a spotted leopard, a mandrill, and panda bears. The Carousel For All Children is accessible to all people, including those who have…

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