Bronx River Forest, Bronx

Learn about NYC’s nature and our work at these upcoming events

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    Marine Park Tree Planting

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    Volunteer with the Natural Areas Conservancy and NYC Parks Stewardship Team to plant trees in Marine Park, Brooklyn! Trees provide so many benefits to New Yorkers such as improved air and water quality, reduced pollution, and lower energy costs. Volunteers will be trained in proper planting… More Info
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    Reclaimed Nature

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    Join Natural Areas Conservancy biologist Helen Forgione to learn how Brooklyn Bridge Park fits into the ecological landscape of New York City’s largest natural areas. As part of this tour, there will be a special emphasis on the native plants of Brooklyn Bridge Park, where these plants live in o… More Info
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    Horseshoe Crab Monitoring

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    Upgrade your sunset walks along the beach and join the Natural Areas Conservancy and NYC Parks for an evening of horseshoe crab monitoring! Since 2013, NYC Parks has been monitoring horseshoe crab spawning activity along the restored sandy beach at Coney Island Creek. We'll be walking the beach to… More Info
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    Springtime Tour of Prospect Park

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    Join the Natural Areas Conservancy (NAC) for a guided walk through Prospect Park--- one of Brooklyn’s remaining native forests. Senior Ecologist Helen Forgione will share tips for springtime plant and tree identification, and will show you the unique forest features of the park. Helen will also s… More Info
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    Alley Creek Salt Marsh Planting

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    Help the NYC Parks Stewardship Team and the Natural Areas Conservancy restore a vital and dynamic urban resource –the salt marshes of Alley Creek! We need your help to plant native grasses at the site to help restore the degraded marsh and improve its capacity to support fish and other wildlife. P… More Info

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Is your organization looking for a way to get outside while giving back to the community? Get to know NYC's natural areas by volunteering at one of our project sites!

Send us an email at nicole.brownstein@parks.nyc.gov to learn more.