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

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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