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

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Greenbelt Summer Programs for Children

Greenbelt Education has a full roster of summer programing available for local children! Please note: These programs are in lieu of the traditional Greenbelt Summer Day Camp format. Please register via Eventbrite to save your child’s space. Registration opens on 4/29 at 10am, so don’t delay! Spaces are limited, so…

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Senior Manager Needed – Carousel for All Children

The Greenbelt Conservancy seeks a Senior Manager to run the operation of the Carousel for All Children in Willowbrook Park! The Carousel is open seasonally May through October. The Carousel for All Children in Willowbrook Park is a beautiful Victorian-style merry-go-round that opened in 1999. The Carousel is fully accessible.…

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Sign up for NYC Parks Jr. Litter League

On April 1, 2021, NYC Parks is launching the Jr. Litter League, a new citywide competition and youth service program. Youth teams can sign up to help care for local parks, learn about the importance of the environment, and win fun prizes! Through the Jr. Litter League, teams of up…

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The Greenbelt is Hiring!

We are hiring! The Greenbelt Conservancy seeks a part-time bookkeeper to assist in managing our day-to-day accounting and finance requirements. Please click here to download a PDF of the announcement. A list of anticipated duties and preferred qualifications also appears below. QUALIFICATIONS: Strong working knowledge of accounting; knowledge in MS…

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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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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.

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Nature Notes

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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March Nature Exploration – Vernal Ponds

If you have ever walked in the Staten Island Greenbelt and noticed a body of water that was not there in the summer, you may have come across what is known as a vernal pond. Vernal, meaning Spring in Latin, is an appropriate name. It seems to spring up from…

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