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

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Wednesday, October 23: Con Edison Family Science Night

Science Rocks!

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Saturday, November 23 – Fall Flat 5K Trail Race – Registration is now Open

This Fall classic features a flat course, and is well suited for novice runners and walkers as well as more competitive athletes.

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Nature-inspired programs for toddlers

Join us with your wee one(s) on Thursday mornings!

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Hiking and Trail Running

There are six major Greenbelt trails that offer diverse hiking experiences for people of all abilities. Four woodland trails, on which bicycles and motorized vehicles are prohibited, are identified by the color of their blaze marks.

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Greenbelt “Venture” Program supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation

A new program in the Greenbelt is helping middle schoolers from underserved areas of the borough access, enjoy, and learn in and from nature.

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Celebrate at the Greenbelt Nature Center-Holiday gatherings, weddings and more!

The Greenbelt Nature Center provided a bucolic backdrop for any special occasion. The facility is available to rent in every season.

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Education Programs – 2019/2020

Our Environmental Education programs compliment learning standards; we are an official New York City Department of Education Vendor.

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Celebrating Thirty Years of Accomplishments – Video, photos & media

Thank you to our wonderful friends and supporters.

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Nature Notes

The Ring Neck Snake Is An Attractive Greenbelt Inhabitant

One of the more diminutive snakes found on Staten Island is the northern ring neck snake (Diadophis punctatus edwardsi)). While they are harmless to human, the ring neck snake is a terror to the salamanders, earthworms and insects that comprise the major part of their diet.

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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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Protect and respect: Please don’t feed the waterfowl

It would seem that providing food for ducks and geese would make them healthier. However, this is not the case.

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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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