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

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Fall Group Hikes & Foliage Viewing Tips

We offer a range of hikes led by knowledgable leaders – on weekends and weekdays.

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Saturday, September 21 @ 1 pm: Old Mill Road/Multi-use Trail Walk with Protectors of Pine Oak Woods

Join the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods to hike along the Greenbelt’s multi-purpose trail.

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Save the Date: Saturday, October 5 – Greenbelt Pumpkin Festival

The prettiest pumpkins will prevail in our patch – come join us for all the Fall fun just before our Carousel closes for the season on the following weekend!

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Saturday, October 19: Learn how to become a Trail Maintainer (for 18-years old and up)

We need you! To help maintain our trail system!

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Celebrating Thirty Years of Accomplishments – Video presentation & media story

Enjoy a short video featuring several of the Greenbelt Conservancy’s loyal supporters.

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Celebrate at the Greenbelt Nature Center

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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Carousel will close for 2019 season on Columbus Day, October 14

Thank you for another great 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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Nature Notes

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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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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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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