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Celebrate in the Greenbelt!

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Trail Conditions After Tropical Storm Ida

After the rains and winds caused by Tropical Storm Ida, please use extra caution as you navigate trails, especially stream crossings in low-lying sections of the Greenbelt. Expect wet and muddy conditions, missing/damaged footbridges, downed trees or large limbs, etc. Assessment and remediation of storm hazards is ongoing, especially in…

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Carousel Reopening 2021

The Carousel for All Children in Willowbrook Park will re-open on Thursday, July 1! The daily schedule will be Thursday – Sunday from 11 am to 5:45 pm. In addition, the Carousel will also be open on Monday, July 5th for the holiday. Price for the 2021 season is $2.50/ride.…

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NYC Public Design Commission Names Award Winners

ARCHITECT Magazine recently named the Greenbelt Conservancy as a co-recipient of the Parks Maintenance, Operations, and Art Conservation Staff, in the New York City Public Design Commission’s Special Awards category. The publication summarized the award, stating: “Throughout the pandemic, New Yorkers have recognized the importance of neighborhood parks for providing…

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Carousel for All Children – Opening Soon!

The Carousel will be opening soon! Please stay tuned for an announcement. Thank you for your patience.

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National Trails Day All Day Celebration!

National Trails Day: Quarter Mile Kids Run Staten Island Hiking Meetup/Get Outside S.I.! Community Hike NYC Parks Stewardship Team Trail Marker Installation Project Urban Park Rangers Archery New York Public Library Nature Crafts and Storytime Freshkills Park Alliance Park Planner Workshop Greenbelt Conservation Corps Stewardship Project to Close Trail Protectors of Pine…

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The 2022 City Nature Challenge

  To join the Greenbelt for the Challenge Join HERE 2022 Greenspace Leaderboard Need a tutorial on iNaturalist? The Greenbelt Educators (Greenbelt Environmental Education) put together THIS helpful YouTube video to walk you through it.

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2022 Greenbelt Conservation Corps

Join the Greenbelt Conservation Corps and volunteer your time and skills for trail upkeep and maintenance projects. There are a variety of dates and activities to choose from Register here! February’s stewardship program is all full up, but check back frequently to the Greenbelt Conservancy’s Eventbrite page to secure your spot…

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May Events Calendar

To sign up for any of the programs below, pleach check out our events calendar for registration.    

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               Nature Notes

Seasonal Fun for Fall

Looking for ideas about how to make the most of the fall season? Click the hyperlink below to access a list of activities for individuals and families to participate in and enjoy in fall. Fall Activities for 2021  

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Birds of Prey!

Fall is a great time to see peak foliage colors, and also for birding! Check out the fascinating facts and helpful tips below to make the most of the season for observing birds-of-prey on Staten Island.  

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Invasive Species Update: Spotted Lanternfly in NYC

    Have you spotted a spotted lanternfly locally? Report it here to the NYS DEC online.

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Pollinators!

With the advent of consistently warm weather and the official start of summer, June is an ideal time to think about, observe, and explore pollinators! Use this helpful guide from the Greenbelt Education Department at home, in a park, or anywhere you can observe flowering plants.  

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