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Celebrate in the Greenbelt!

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Annual Greenbelt Conservancy Holiday Party!

Get your TICKETS here! 

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Nature Center Closure

As of the November 17th, the Greenbelt Nature Center will be temporarily closed due to mechanical issues. We are working to reopen the facility as soon as possible.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Volunteer with the NYC Parks Stewardship Program

PLANT. PROTECT. PRESERVE. NYC Parks hosts stewards across the city all year long, in every landscape and every kind of weather. Full event information on other events and to register visit HERE HELP NYC BECOME GREENER AND GREATER.  

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Opening Day at The Carousel for All Children in Willowbrook Park!

Carousel opening day is tomorrow! We’ll be here rain or shine from 11am to 5:45pm. Due to the predicted rain, we will not have additional activities, but the Carousel will be spinning all day!

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December Events Calendar

To sign up for any of the programs below, pleach check out our events calendar for registration.

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National Trails Day All Day Celebration!

National Trails Day: Quarter Mile Kids Run Staten Island Hiking Meetup/Get Outside S.I.! Community Hike NYC Parks Stewardship Team Trail Marker Installation Project Urban Park Rangers Archery New York Public Library Nature Crafts and Storytime Freshkills Park Alliance Park Planner Workshop Greenbelt Conservation Corps Stewardship Project to Close Trail Protectors of Pine…

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The 2022 City Nature Challenge

  To join the Greenbelt for the Challenge Join HERE 2022 Greenspace Leaderboard Need a tutorial on iNaturalist? The Greenbelt Educators (Greenbelt Environmental Education) put together THIS helpful YouTube video to walk you through it.

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2022 Greenbelt Conservation Corps

Join the Greenbelt Conservation Corps and volunteer your time and skills for trail upkeep and maintenance projects. There are a variety of dates and activities to choose from Register here! February’s stewardship program is all full up, but check back frequently to the Greenbelt Conservancy’s Eventbrite page to secure your spot…

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               Nature Notes

Greenbelt Trail Map and Group Hikes

We offer a range of hikes led by knowledgable leaders – on weekends and weekdays.

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Forest Fungi

While colorful changing leaves and cooler temperatures are the most noticeable characteristics of the Fall season, the forest floor also showcases a more subtle sign of transition. 

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What is a Bio Blitz?

This year marked the third annual Staten Island Bio Blitz at Blue Heron Park, which is located on the south shore of Staten Island. The Greenbelt environmental educators were pleased to be involved. 

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The Ring Neck Snake Is An Attractive Greenbelt Inhabitant

One of the more diminutive snakes found on Staten Island is the northern ring neck snake (Diadophis punctatus edwardsi)). While they are harmless to human, the ring neck snake is a terror to the salamanders, earthworms and insects that comprise the major part of their diet.

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