Caring for the Greenbelt's parks and open space
in Staten Island, NY through education,
conservation, research and prudent recreation

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Saturday, January 25: Celebrate Lunar New Year

Celebrate Chinese new year with inspiring poetry and prose led by our friends at Staten Island OutLOUD.

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Wednesday Night Hikes

Join us any Wednesday evening for a hike a long the rustic trails. A headlamp/flashlight is required.

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Nature-inspired program series for toddlers in 2020

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

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Fall Flat 5K: Race results and photos

Thank you to all of you who ran with us to support the Greenbelt Conservancy! It was a bright, sunny day, and we were happy to see both old and new friends..

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Cold Feat 5/10K Trail Race: Registration is now open for Saturday, February 22

Race day is Saturday, February 22: Join us for everyone’s favorite mid-winter trail race. Two distance options are available

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Education Programs – 2020

Our programs compliment learning standards; we are an official NYC Department of Education vendor.

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Wednesday, January 15

Join us for a free monthly series featuring science topics and experiments designed for children and their guardians to accomplish together

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Celebrate at the Greenbelt Nature Center in 2020: Corporate & family 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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Nature Notes

Forest Fungi

While colorful changing leaves and cooler temperatures are the most noticeable characteristics of the Fall season, the forest floor also showcases a more subtle sign of transition. 

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What is a Bio Blitz?

This year marked the third annual Staten Island Bio Blitz at Blue Heron Park, which is located on the south shore of Staten Island. The Greenbelt environmental educators were pleased to be involved. 

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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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