Caring for the Greenbelt's parks and open space
in Staten Island, NY through education,
conservation, research and prudent recreation

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Update – Greenbelt Summer Day Camp 2020

We would like to share the latest update from Executive Director Cain on the current status of Greenbelt Summer Day Camp 2020: Friends of the Greenbelt, as we wait for further official guidance on the opening of camp, we are temporarily suspending summer camp registration. Our continued goal is to…

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Gretta Moulton Gate in High Rock Park on Staten Island

Greenbelt Education @ Home!

Just because you’re stuck at home, doesn’t mean that you can’t still learn about nature!  Below are seven videos the great educators at the Greenbelt Conservancy have put together to keep the learning going. In addition to these great videos, stay tuned for some live follow-up interactive Zoom sessions. The…

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Hiking and Running Trails are Open for Solitary Recreation. The Greenbelt Nature and Recreation Centers are Closed. Programs canceled through April 29.

Please access our parks and trails from your neighborhood to avoid overcrowding and make social distancing easier.

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Learn about the Greenbelt while you’re at home!

Virtual Visit: Audio tours narrated by WQXR’s radio host, Jeff Spurgeon, will enhance your knowledge of Greenbelt flora and fauna.

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Greenbelt Conservancy Resiliency Fund: Please Support

The Greenbelt Conservancy has launched a resiliency fund to help sustain operations through the COVID-19 crisis.

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Blue Marble image of Earth from Apollo 17

Earth Day 2020 – New Greenbelt YouTube Channel

To celebrate the 50th Annual Earth Day, the Greenbelt educators have launched a brand new YouTube channel to host all the nature-focused educational content they have been working so hard on.  To get things started, here are five educational videos for you to watch at home, one for each decade…

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Meet the Educators

The Greenbelt Education Department is springing into action to create exciting virtual educational content for all of our friends and families at home. With two new educators joining our dynamic team, we thought this was a great opportunity to (re)introduce everyone who is working hard to bring nature and science…

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Celebrate at the Greenbelt Nature Center

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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