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

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Saturday, December 14: Christmas Bird Count – Calling all Citizen Scientists!

Join us and the Urban Park Rangers for the 120th annual Christmas Bird Count.

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Wednesday, December 18: Free Registration is now Open

Curious children from ages 8 – 10 are invited to join us with an adult chaperone to explore different facets of science

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Saturday, December 21: Winter Solstice Hike

Hike the winter forest (weather permitting) followed by a festive craft workshop.

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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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Please support the nonprofit Greenbelt Conservancy

It is our distinct pleasure to bring the residents of Staten Island a little closer to nature every day. On Tuesday, December 3, please show your support for our great outdoors!

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Greenbelt “Venture” Program supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation

We recently completed a new program in the Greenbelt that helped bring 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 programs compliment learning standards; we are an official NYC 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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