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

Celebrate in the Greenbelt!

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Saturday, February 29: Frog Watch USA Volunteer Training

Train with us to become a volunteer “Frog Watcher” this Spring!

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Summer Camp 2020 – Registration opens March 1

The best place for young naturalist to enjoy their summer break is the Greenbelt!

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Thursday, March 5 – New Series: Science Cafe

Jose Ramirez-Garofalo will facilitate a conversation about how climate change effects the distribution of bird species.

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Wednesday, March 18 – Con Edison Family Science Night

Science Rocks! Join us for this 6:30 pm fun and interactive program for kids ages 8 – 10 with an adult chaperone.

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Hiking and Running Trails

Each trail crosses different terrain and offers a unique experience. In drier zones, red and black oaks, tulip, beech and hickory trees are common. Moister soils support red maples, white swamp oak and willow trees.

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High Rock Challenge 2020 Important Update

Thank you for your continued involvement and support.

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Greenbelt “Venture” Program: Apply here to explore with us in 2020

We are currently accepting applications for middle school students for the Spring sessions, March 21 – May 23.

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2019 Greenbelt Conservancy Annual Report

We invite you to read our Annual Report highlighting 2019 accomplishments.

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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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