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Celebrate in the Greenbelt!

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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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200-foot man-made mountain, recently re-named Paulo’s Peak!

On Friday, March 18th, NYC Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue dedicated “Paulo’s Peak” in honor of former NYC Parks Staten Island Borough Commissioner Tom Paulo. Commissioner Donoghue was joined by Staten Island Borough President Vito Fossella, Staten Island District Attorney Michael McMahon, New York State Assemblymember Mike Tannousis, New York City…

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Join Our Team

Job Postings Carousel for All Children POSITION: Carousel Associate LOCATION: Willowbrook Park, 2 Eton Place, S.I. NY STATUS: Part-Time/ Weekends HOURS: up to 16 hours a week SALARY: $15.00 per hour REPORTS TO: Carousel Managers POSITION OBJECTIVES: To maintain a healthy and efficient carousel operation; handling daily financial interactions at…

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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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May Events Calendar

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

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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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