Sustaining and enhancing the Greenbelt's
open space in Staten Island, NY through education, conservation, research and prudent recreation

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Be Informed!

All are invited to take advantage of this opportunity to hear from experts on the impact of tick-borne illnesses on our borough.

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Con Edison Family Science Night: Wednesday, June 19

This monthly series focuses on exciting science topics and experiments that children and parents can accomplish together!

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Solstice Yoga: Friday, June 21, 6:30 pm

Save the date and join us for a sunset Solstice Yoga practice outdoors with our friends from 5 Boro Power Yoga. We’ll move indoors in the case of rain.

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In the name of Love!

Sunday, June 23: Race for the Ring is back and is bigger and better than ever! The Greenbelt Conservancy is pleased to work with Casale Jewelers and many local wedding and special event vendors on this fun and rewarding event!

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Nature Notes

Birding in the Greenbelt

Staten Island’s Greenbelt provides birders with some of the finest woodland environment in the five boroughs. Photo: Nicholas Mundy – Black-crowned Night Heron in the Greenbelt, Spring, 2019.

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

A Fine Patch of Wild

It was 1976 when author and environmentalist, John Mitchell, described High Rock Park in the Greenbelt as “a fine patch of wild,” and in fact it is, and will always remain so.

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Greenbelt Natural Resources

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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Gray treefrog (Hyla versicolor): At Home in the Greenbelt

Come summer, the Greenbelt landscape is alive with the sounds of nature. Katydids, Cicadas, Warblers, Geese, angsty Blue Jays – and  many more species – fill our forests and wetlands with a plethora of distinct and magical sounds.

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