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President's Letter

THE MISSION OF PROTECTORS OF PINE OAK WOODS is twofold: advocating for the preservation of open space and for the increased stewardship of park properties.


Our Borough of Parks celebrates diverse habitat from Ward Hill to Ward’s Point. The success of Protectors has allowed the preservation of Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve, Mount Loretto Unique Area, Blue Heron Park, Mariners Marsh Park and so many other beloved woodlands and wetlands.

Fall Semi-Annual Meeting

Wednesday, November 10


Join with members of Protectors of Pine Oak Woods for a discussion of environmental issues we are currently working on, followed by a topical program addressing an aspect of Protectors’ area of concern, which will be of interest to our members and the public.

Register here.

Protectors' Blog
Memorial Bench Dedicated!

The visitor's bench we purchased and installed in honor of Dick Buegler and for the work he tirelessly did on behalf of Staten Island's parks and open space natural areas was dedicated on Sunday, May 2, at the Greenbelt Nature Center.

Guests and board members who knew Dick shared remembrances, both humorous and profound. Here is a video of the dedication. Thanks goes to Tony Rose and Charlie Olsen who were on hand to video the event.

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