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in Staten Island, NY through education,
conservation, research and prudent recreation

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Update – Greenbelt Summer Day Camp 2020

We would like to share the latest update from Executive Director Cain on the current status of Greenbelt Summer Day Camp 2020: Friends of the Greenbelt, as we wait for further official guidance on the opening of camp, we are temporarily suspending summer camp registration. Our continued goal is to…

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Gretta Moulton Gate in High Rock Park on Staten Island

Greenbelt Education @ Home!

Just because you’re stuck at home, doesn’t mean that you can’t still learn about nature!  Below are seven videos the great educators at the Greenbelt Conservancy have put together to keep the learning going. In addition to these great videos, stay tuned for some live follow-up interactive Zoom sessions. The…

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Hiking and Running Trails are Open for Solitary Recreation. The Greenbelt Nature and Recreation Centers are Closed. Programs canceled through April 29.

Please access our parks and trails from your neighborhood to avoid overcrowding and make social distancing easier.

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Learn about the Greenbelt while you’re at home!

Virtual Visit: Audio tours narrated by WQXR’s radio host, Jeff Spurgeon, will enhance your knowledge of Greenbelt flora and fauna.

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Celebrating Thirty Years of Accomplishments – Video, photos & media

Thank you to our wonderful friends and supporters.

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The Joy of Running in the Greenbelt

By Josh Pesin When I run through the Greenbelt, my senses become heightened and my body and soul become one with nature. Any worries and anxieties that are on my mind melt away as my body glides through the woods. Immersing myself in nature is always uplifting. Running along the trails…

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

A wonderful read 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.

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Growing Strong

There are more things to do than ever before in this Year of the Greenbelt.  The Greenbelt Conservancy was founded in 1989, which makes this our 30th anniversary year. 

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Nature Notes

Greenbelt Facility and Program & Weekend Parking Update: Let’s Spread Out!

As of Tuesday, March 17, the Greenbelt Nature and Recreation Centers – and all NYC Parks nature and recreations centers – will be closed to the public.

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Red-headed Woodpeckers in the Greenbelt

Have you spotted any Woodpeckers pecking at trees in the Greenbelt lately?

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Salamanders and Spring Peepers

Whereas turtles want to soak up the sun, warm rains above 42 degrees are what wake up sleepy salamanders and frogs.

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High Rock Park History

Often referred to as one of the most tranquil places in New York City, High Rock Park is noted for its quiet ponds and deep woods

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