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

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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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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