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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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INCLEMENT WEATHER POSTPONEMENT – Blue Jean Ball 2021

**Mother Nature has once again rained out our plans for this year’s Blue Jean Ball. The event, which was first rescheduled from September 9th, will not take place as planned tomorrow, September 23rd, due to anticipated inclement weather. Please stay tuned for more information in the coming days, and thank…

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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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Suggested Nature Activities for September 2020

Note: While doing these activities, we should be practicing 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 include other friends…

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Nature Activities for August 2020

RECOMMENDED NATURE ACTIVITIES FOR AUGUST 2020 Note: While doing these activities, we should be practicing 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…

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June Family Science Night – Chia Heads!

Join Greenbelt Educator Christopher Rommel as he demonstrates how to make your very own Chia head. Conduct your own experiment along with our educators by joining us at our live Zoom event on Thursday, June 18th at 3pm ! (Zoom meeting details TBD.) Sign up via Eventbrite for access to…

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Greenbelt Conservancy Resiliency Fund: Please Support

The Greenbelt Conservancy has launched a resiliency fund to help sustain operations through the COVID-19 crisis.

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Nature Notes

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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Invasive Species Information

Ahead of National Trails Day on June 5th, get to know some common invasive species and what you (and everyone!) can do to mitigate and prevent the movement of potentially harmful plants and animals between ecosystems. Scroll through the slides below, or find the full Invasive Species Slideshow here.  …

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Wildflower Season in the Greenbelt

May is a great month to go out looking for wildflowers in the Greenbelt! Find a helpful introductory guide below, or download the PDF guide here.

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April Nature Activities – Earth Month!

April is Earth Month! To celebrate, the Greenbelt Education Department created a list of suggested activities and crafts to enjoy the arrival of spring and to celebrate the natural world. Find the full list of suggested Earth Month Activities here!

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