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President's Letter

FOLKS ACROSS STATEN ISLAND MAY HAVE BEEN ON PAUSE these past few months but the natural world continues to flow through the seasons. And as we approach autumn, it is wise to reflect upon the year that was in preparation for the year to come. 

Dick Buegler Memorial

PROTECTORS IS GRATEFUL to everyone who participated in our effort to raise money to purchase a Greenbelt Park bench to acknowledge the life and work of President and co-founder Richard Buegler. That we achieved our goal in short order is a testament to the truth that Dick had a positive impact on the lives of so many of you and you were moved in turn to offer a fitting tribute. Thank you! We will report on news of the installation.

Wednesday, November 4, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The strength of Protectors of Pine Oak Woods resides within our membership and since we can not physically gather together Protectors will offer a virtual semi-annual meeting on November 4, 2020 at 7 p.m. Though we are unable to shake hands in greeting we can and will update membership with information on important issues. After we bring membership up to speed on our recent efforts at preservation, we shall enjoy a presentation developed by Ed Johnson, retired curator of Natural Sciences at the Staten Island Museum and Seth Wollney, adjunct professor, the College of Staten Island. Ed and Seth have designed a visual presentation centered around their intimate knowledge of Staten Island birds and the birding community.

A link for the Zoom meeting will soon be made available on our website, sent to everyone on our e-mail list and posted to our social media platforms.

Important Update Regarding the Coronavirus

Protectors follows the guidelines mandated by the Centers for Disease Control and Governor Cuomo to practice strict social distancing and wearing masks or face coverings on our walks. We will offer our walks with the understanding that they also may be canceled in the future as circumstances require. Please check back here often for updates and with the walk leader prior to the walk.

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