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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Hiking and Trail Running

There are six major Greenbelt trails that offer diverse hiking experiences for people of all abilities. Four woodland trails, on which bicycles and motorized vehicles are prohibited, are identified by the color of their blaze marks.

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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, February 19

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

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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From passers-by to permanent residents: Birds of the Greenbelt

Each year thousands of birds travel through our Greenbelt as they make the round-trip journey from the northern woodlands of New England to all points south.

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