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Celebrate in the Greenbelt!

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Save the Date – The Greenbelt Conservancy’s Annual Benefit!

JOIN US ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 The Greenbelt Conservancy presents its Annual Gala: Into Our Woods on Thursday,September 15 from 7 pm to 10 pm. Featuring live music by Cause and the Effects, open bar sponsored by Manhattan Beer Distributors, and delicious food, this will be an unforgettable night under…

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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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Blue Jean Ball 2022

Join the Greenbelt Conservancy on Thursday, May 26th at 7 PM for a one-of-a-kind 21+ special event at the Carousel for All Children in Willowbrook Park (2 Eton Place, Staten Island). Guests will enjoy a tap beer bar sponsored by Manhattan Beer Distributors, a craft beer bar sponsored by Flagship…

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August Events Calendar

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

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2022 Greenbelt Summer Programs

Did you know? The Greenbelt Conservancy is offering several summer programs for kids ages 5 – 11 as an alternative to our traditional day camp. Kids will explore the outdoors while learning about wildlife, orienteering, and more. Click here to learn more and register!

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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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               Nature Notes

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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Greenbelt Natural Resources

The Greenbelt’s natural and “Forever Wild” areas support rare habitats such as wetlands, forests, woodlands, meadows, and native rare plant species that are accessible through an extensive trail system in an urban setting.

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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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