Preserving Staten's Island's Great Outdoors

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image of the book High Rock and the Greenbelt: The Making of New York City's Largest Park

A wonderful book and gift idea for Greenbelt fans

The 164-page, hardcover edition with color photographs tells the story of one of the most successful open-space preservation efforts in the nation, with a not-for-profit management structure still in place today. In the 1960’s and 1970’s, local citizens took on master planner, Robert Moses and won.  The outcome is today’s Greenbelt with its acres of natural areas, miles of trails and attractive parks and facilities.

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Birding in the Greenbelt is some of the finest in NY

Staten Island’s Greenbelt provides birders with some of the finest woodland environment in the five boroughs. The diversity of bird species found in these second growth forests is amazing. Birding falls into seasonal categories and the open spaces and wetlands of our Greenbelt certainly reflect that fact. Each season has its highlights, expected species and resident species. Photo: Red-shouldered hawk by Virginia Re.

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Gretta Mouulton Gate at High Rock Park in the Staten Island Greenbelt

Video: “Woodland Verse: A Glimpse into the Staten Island Greenbelt”

Enjoy a short video highlighting the Greenbelt’s natural resources and the people who care for them and visit. Our urban park in central Staten Island features and extensive trail system and open space to inspire and teach visitors of all ages and background the lessons of nature. Enjoy the video, and then please visit us soon!

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Greenbelt cited as New York City’s Remotest Spot

Inspired by ecologists, Rebecca and Ryan Means, Eben Pindychk of the “New Yorker” magazine, set out to find the remotest region in New York City. Guess what he discovered? The ecologists run “Project Remote,” an endeavor to locate and visit the point farthest from a road in all fifty states. Click the heading to read the full article.

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Greenbelt Summer Camp 2019: Curricula and Registration Information

The Greenbelt offers exciting, educational, hands-on summer camp experiences guiding children safely through outdoor exploration. Our camp is great for nature lovers, scientists, creative types, and adventurers alike! A five week series begins on July 9; sign up for all five sessions or choose just a couple!

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2019 High Rock Challenge, Saturday, April 27: Registration is open through Friday, April 26 at 5 pm

Race day is Saturday, April 27, 2019. Two-member teams will compete in mystery events and physical obstacles, which are located throughout the approximately The course is almost entirely on the Greenbelt trail system, with just one (guarded) street crossing. Proceeds from the event help support Greenbelt trail maintenance. The HRC is held in memory of NYPD Officer, John Kelly.

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Environmental Education Programs & Field Trips for all ages.

The Greenbelt is an exceptional place for educators and students to explore the wonders of nature. We are always excited to share our forests and meadows with you! Our Environmental Education programs compliment learning standards; we are an official New York City Department of Education Vendor.

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The Greenbelt is your destination for fun and adventure!

Tbere are more things to do than ever before in this Year of the Greenbelt. We have activities for everyone from toddlers to seniors. Follow our event calendar and never miss a thing!

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