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, 6:30 pm

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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Annual Day After Thanksgiving Group Hike: Friday, November 29 @ 10 am

Hike with your family and friends – relax and enjoy nature together!

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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

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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How High Rock Park was saved and the Greenbelt got its name

By BRADFORD GREENE The alarming rumor that Camp High Rock was about to be sold to a land developer by the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York began my involvement in July, 1964 with Gretta Moulton, a Scout leader and Staten Island resident. She was determined to save the…

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