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When the Greenbelt was welcomed to the family of parks

Ohrback lake in th eStaten Island Greenbelt

By KATHLEEN VORWICK In George Orwell’s book “1984,” the world as depicted, would have been a very depressing place. However, in the actual year 1984, a wonderful thing happened. After many years of hard work and studies… The Greenbelt was officially born. Its parents were the farsighted individuals who saw the value and necessity, and…

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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 camp from destruction and she…

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High Rock Park History

Often referred to as one of the most tranquil places in New York City, High Rock Park is noted for its quiet ponds and deep woods. Hosting the Greenbelt Conservancy’s headquarters, the park has been recognized as a Natural Environmental Education Landmark. Over the past two centuries, prominent Staten Island families including the Vanderbilts, Flaggs,…

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