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Winter Walks

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First snow, Bloomingdale Park, Natasha Dolub

President's Letter

PROTECTORS OF PINE OAK WOODS has long championed the preservation of open space on Staten Island. So, when last November, the people of New York voted to approved the $4.2 billion Environmental Bond Act (EBA), we were hopeful. 

This past August, when the borough president, at the urging of Protectors, invited the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to share their EBA presentation with Staten Island, we were encouraged. And when each of Staten Island’s elected representatives, along with a host of engaged community based organizations, including Protectors, gathered at the College of Staten Island with the regional director of the DEC, we were excited. It was clear, Protectors was out front, shaping Staten Island’s concerted advocacy for our share of EBA funding.

Image by Richard Lee

Fall Semi Annual Meeting Date and Details 

Sunday, December 3, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Blue Heron Nature Center

222 Poillon Avenue

Please join Protectors for a program highlighting Staten Island butterflies and dragonflies presented by naturalist Seth Wollney. Seth will describe how the yearly count of Monarch butterflies assists in understanding the population fluctuations of this iconic species. The diverse, beautiful, colorful dragonflies are also examined. Also, members will vote for  officers for the new term.


Slate of Officers for the 2024 - 2026 term

President: Jose Ramirez-Garofalo

First Vice President: Jack Bolembach

Second Vice President: Vacant

Treasurer: Vacant

Membership Secretary: Vacant

Recording Secretary: Lisa Pillarella

Corresponding Secretary: Mark Latour

Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Cliff at (718) 313-8591.

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