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in Staten Island, NY through education,
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Greenbelt Collaborates with Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design

Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design is partnering with the Greenbelt to provide their career-oriented high school students with a place based, work based and experiential education experience – right here in the Greenbelt. Through distance/virtual learning, in-person field trips, and stewardship projects, students will gain real-life job skills…

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10/29 Tree Planting at LaTourette: A Ghost Forest Supporting Event

Staten Island Greenbelt Tree Planting: A Ghost Forest Supporting Event In conjunction with Maya Lin’s Ghost Forest in Madison Square Park, join the Greenbelt Conservancy, Natural Areas Conservancy and Madison Square Park Conservancy for a Breakfast Reception and Volunteer Tree Planting event on Friday, October 29th in the Greenbelt’s LaTourette Park, Staten Island. …

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Virtual Annual Meeting – 2021

The Greenbelt Conservancy’s Annual Meeting will again be held virtually, and is scheduled for this Monday, October 18th, at 7 pm. Registration is free but required – only registrants will be sent the Zoom invitation for the meeting.   Sign up here!

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Fall Flat 5K Race – November 20, 2021

It’s not where you take the trail…. it’s where the trail takes you! The Greenbelt Conservancy is thrilled to welcome you back for the Annual Fall Flat 5K Trail Race in Willowbrook Park. This year, we will host an in-person race. The in-person race will take place on Saturday, November…

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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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Have a Picnic

The Greenbelt is a wonderful place to relax with your family and friends and enjoy a picnic. High Rock has picnic benches just inside the main gate. The picnic grove behind the Carousel for All Children in Willowbrook Park offers a shaded spot for your family and friends. A playground,…

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Nature Notes

Seasonal Fun for Fall

Looking for ideas about how to make the most of the fall season? Click the hyperlink below to access a list of activities for individuals and families to participate in and enjoy in fall. Fall Activities for 2021  

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Birds of Prey!

Fall is a great time to see peak foliage colors, and also for birding! Check out the fascinating facts and helpful tips below to make the most of the season for observing birds-of-prey on Staten Island.  

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Invasive Species Update: Spotted Lanternfly in NYC

    Have you spotted a spotted lanternfly locally? Report it here to the NYS DEC online.

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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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