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Spring Walks

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First snow, Bloomingdale Park, Natasha Dolub

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These are the natural areas
we are working to save.

THE 2022 ENVIRONMENTAL BOND ACT to allocate $4.2 billion for environmental projects in New York State, including but not limited to  land conservation, passed easily statewide and received especially strong support from New York City voters. Land acquisition projects on Staten Island listed in the State’s Open Space Conservation Plan are eligible for funding through this act. However, there is a great deal of competition for these funds from other boroughs and from municipalities and counties in other parts of the State.

Protectors of Pine Oak Woods (through founding member Ellen O’Flaherty Pratt) has played a very active role in nominating parcels for inclusion in the State’s updates of the Open Space Conservation Plan for several decades now, working closely with the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the NY State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. 


Spring Semi Annual Meeting

NYC Parks Natural Resources Group

Sunday, May 5, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Blue Heron Nature Center

222 Poillon Avenue

Visit with members of Protectors of Pine Oak Woods to hear updates on recent activities. Representatives of the NYC Parks Department's Natural Resources Group will discuss work being done on Staten Island's West Shore.


From "Natural Resources Group’s team of professionals study NYC’s natural areas to understand conditions, prioritize and adapt our management actions and generally advance the science of natural resource protection. We develop frameworks for management and use a watershed perspective to recommend protection, acquisition, and restoration measures."

Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.

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