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    Can Development and Conservation Co-Exist in NYC and How?

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    Development in New York City is inevitable. But can it be used to foster conservation efforts and advance nature rather than replace or fracture it? Join community representatives and experts for a discussion on this pressing and complex topic. Moderated by NYC Council Member Justin Brannan,… More Info
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    Forest Bathing in Forest Park, Queens

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    Join the Natural Areas Conservancy for forest bathing in Forest Park, Queens: a low-intensity activity, based on the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku. Forest bathing focuses on gently engaging mind, spirit, and body with the natural environment — empowering park visitors to deepen their connection w… More Info
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    Jamaica Bay Natural Areas Tour Series: Explore Sunset Cove

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    Join Dan Mundy, Vice President of the Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers, and learn about Sunset Cove’s unique ecology and the community engagement and civic action that led to its multi-million-dollar restoration. Once fully restored, Sunset Cove will offer a rare chance for the public to get up close and p… More Info
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    From Binghamton Green to NYC Greenspaces

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    New York City has one of the largest and most heavily used park systems in the United States, and Binghamton University alumni are working to make it safe, fun, and ecologically healthy. Join Sarah Charlop-Powers '99, executive director of the Natural Areas Conservancy, and Eric Landau '01,… More Info
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    Opening Reception: Who Takes Care of New York?

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    Celebrate the opening night of Who Takes Care of New York? at the Queens Museum. This exhibit explores the variety of civic groups that exist and thrive in New York City, and the ways that they care for and support their local environments. Running from September 12-29, this exhibition aims to… More Info
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    Protecting Biodiversity in the Big Apple

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    In New York City, a growing population encounters a complex and changing ecosystem, from coastal wetlands to vacant lots. Do the city's laws and policies do enough to protect NYC's flora and fauna? Is there a way to reconcile a growing population with an increasingly vulnerable natural world?… More Info
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    Birding in Marine Park, Brooklyn with NYC Audubon

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    Join the Natural Areas Conservancy and NYC Audubon for a birding expedition in Marine Park in Brooklyn. Led by NYC Audubon's expert guides, this two-hour event will cover the basics of birding and expose participants to some of Brooklyn's most exciting wildlife, shorebirds! We'll explore the park's… More Info
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    Inwood Hill Park Trail Stewardship, August 2019

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    Volunteer with the Natural Areas Conservancy and NYC Parks as we care for the White and Orange Trails at Inwood Hill Park! Join our effort to make the 4.2-mile trails of Inwood Hill Park safer, more accessible, and sustainable through trailblazing, corridor clearing, and debris removal. Bring… More Info
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    Jamaica Bay Natural Areas Tour Series: Past and Present Fort Tilden

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    Join a National Park Service Park Ranger and Helen Forgione, Senior Ecologist at the Natural Areas Conservancy, for a walking tour of Fort Tilden’s military remnants that are slowly being reclaimed by nature. Fort Tilden served as an important military post during both world wars and the Cold War, a… More Info
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    OutdoorFest's Mappy Hour NYC: The NYC Nature Map

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    Join OutdoorFest and the Natural Areas Conservancy at Arc'teryx SoHo to learn about NYC Nature Map — our soon to be launched interactive web map of New York City’s 20,000+ acres of natural areas. More Info
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    2019 Women's Speaker Series: Outdoor Activism and Advocacy

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    The Natural Areas Conservancy's Leila Mougoui will be at REI SoHo to talk about forming coalitions and NYC Nature Goals 2050: Advocating for the outdoors is important work that requires successfully navigating complexities in public policy while bringing people together for a common cause. For the… More Info
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    Forest School with Upper Manhattan Forest Kids

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    Join the Natural Areas Conservancy and Upper Manhattan Forest Kids for a family-oriented forest school class in Central Park’s North Woods. This event aims to connect children and parents alike to the great outdoors that can be found in our city. Children will sing songs, engage in activities, and l… More Info
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    Ecology Park Forest Restoration: August 3

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    Volunteer with the NYC Parks Stewardship Team and the Natural Areas Conservancy in Ecology Park, Brooklyn! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore natural areas and create a healthier ecosystem. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long… More Info
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    Ecology Park Forest Restoration: July 27

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    Volunteer with the NYC Parks Stewardship Team and the Natural Areas Conservancy in Ecology Park, Brooklyn! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore natural areas and create a healthier ecosystem. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long… More Info
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    POSTPONED - Jamaica Bay Natural Areas Tour Series: Bike the Jamaica Bay Greenway!

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    Due to the high temperatures forecast for Saturday, July 20, the bike tour of Shirley Chisholm State Park has been postponed. All registered attendees will keep their places on the tour, and we will reach out through email once a new date has been selected. Join NAC Ecologists, New York State Park… More Info
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    Ecology Park Forest Restoration: July 20

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    Volunteer with the NYC Parks Stewardship Team and the Natural Areas Conservancy in Ecology Park, Brooklyn! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore natural areas and create a healthier ecosystem. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long… More Info
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    Willowbrook Park Forest Restoration with NYC Parks

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    Volunteer with the NYC Parks Stewardship Team for Invasive Species Awareness Week! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help create a healthier ecosystem. The Natural Areas Conservancy's Citywide Trails Project Coordinator Gabe Cummings will also lead… More Info
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    SOLD OUT - Jamaica Bay Natural Areas Tour Series: Sunset Kayak Tour of Subway Island

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    Join Don Riepe, Jamaica Bay Guardian at the American Littoral Society, and Alex Zablocki, Executive Director of the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, for a sunset kayak tour of Jamaica Bay and its iconic marsh islands. Depart from the Community Boathouse at Beach 88th St. and paddle to the… More Info
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    Jamaica Bay Natural Areas Tour Series: Marine Park Ecology Walk and Ribbon Cutting

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    Join Natural Areas Conservancy staff and Mike Feller, Ecologist and Chief Naturalist of the New York Botanical Garden, for a natural history tour of Brooklyn’s largest park, Marine Park. The tour will follow a newly formalized 3-mile loop trail through the park’s 133 acre natural area. You’ll learn about… More Info
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    Who Cares for NYC’s Forest: A Story of Research, Community, and Inspiration

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    The first in a two-part Science of the Living City event series, organized by the NYC Urban Field Station in partnership with the J.M. Kaplan Fund. These events will raise awareness of our forested natural areas, the stewards who help manage them, and two new cutting edge tools that have had and… More Info
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    Inwood Hill Invasive Species Challenge

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    Each spring, the garlic mustard plant (Allaria petiolata) can be found blanketing the ground of many New York City natural areas. This invasive herb emits chemical compounds that prevent native seeds from sprouting, and can cause serious harm to local habitats. The Natural Areas Conservancy and NYC… More Info
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    Nature Goals 2050 at REI SoHo

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    Celebrate the incredible nature of NYC, from its street trees to its forests, at a New York City Nature Goals 2050 party. Representatives from many of the more than 70 organizations in the Nature Goals coalition, including the Natural Areas Conservancy, will be there to share their vision and goals… More Info
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    Inwood Hill Park Stewardship Day April 2019

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    Volunteer with the Natural Areas Conservancy and NYC Parks as we care for the White and Orange Trails at Inwood Hill Park! Join our effort to make the 4.2-mile trails of Inwood Hill Park safer, more accessible, and sustainable through trailblazing, corridor clearing, and debris removal. Come… More Info
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    Cunningham Tree Planting

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    Volunteer with the Natural Areas Conservancy and NYC Parks to plant trees in Cunningham Park! 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 techniques. Come dressed in… More Info
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    Rising Urbanists Conference

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    The Natural Areas Conservancy's Helen Forgione and Leila Mougoui will be at City College of New York's Rising Urbanist Conference on Saturday, March 30. Leila will be speaking about the NAC's CUNY internship program and about the New York City Nature Goals 2050 coalition. Helen will discuss the… More Info
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    Inwood Hill Park Trail Volunteer Day, 3/9/19

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    Volunteer with the Natural Areas Conservancy and NYC Parks as we care for the White and Orange Trails at Inwood Hill Park! Join our effort to make the 4.2-miles of trails at Inwood Hill Park safer, more accessible, and sustainable through trailblazing, corridor clearing, and debris removal. Space… More Info
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    Inwood Hill Park Trail Volunteer Day

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    Volunteer with the Natural Areas Conservancy and NYC Parks as we care for the White and Orange Trails at Inwood Hill Park! Join our effort to make the 4.2-mile trails of Inwood Hill Park safer, more accessible, and sustainable through trailblazing, corridor clearing, and debris removal. The group… More Info
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    Ecology and History in Van Cortlandt Park

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    Join us on a winter walk through NYC’s third largest park. This gem of the Bronx contains both incredible natural beauty and cultural significance, including over 600 acres of forest, 200-year-old trees and the oldest house in the borough. We will include details from our research in the park and o… More Info
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    Environmental Candidate Forum for Public Advocate

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    An important election is expected to occur this coming February to replace outgoing NYC Public Advocate Letitia James, who will become NY Attorney General in the new year. Do you know the candidates' positions on environmental issues? Join the New York League of Conservation Voters for their… More Info
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    Inwood Hill Park Trail Stewardship Day, January 2019

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    Volunteer with NYC Parks and the Natural Areas Conservancy as we care for the trails at Inwood Hill Park! Join our effort to make the 4.2-mile trails of Inwood Hill Park safer, more accessible, and sustainable through trailblazing, corridor clearing, and debris removal. The group will focus on… More Info
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    NYC's Wetlands 2050

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    Science of the Living City and the Natural Areas Conservancy, in partnership with NYC H2O and the Alley Pond Environmental Center, are pleased to present this special panel discussion. The city's remaining salt marshes are vulnerable to changing weather patterns, sea level rise, invasive species,… More Info
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    Forest Bathing in Alley Pond Park

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    The Natural Areas Conservancy is pleased to offer another opportunity to try this unique activity in Queens' Alley Pond Park. Our expert guides will be Nancy Kopans and Linda Lombardo. Nancy is the founder of Urban Edge Forest Therapy and an attorney for Ithaka, an education non-profit. Linda… More Info
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    Pregame Your Brain at Caveat NYC

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    The Natural Areas Conservancy is participating in a fun event at Caveat! NAC staff will be there to talk about Nature Goals 2050, and this is a fantastic chance to meet representatives of other great conservation organizations in the city. Please follow the sign up link to learn more and get… More Info
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    Inwood Hill Park Trail Work with REI

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    Join the Natural Areas Conservancy, NYC Parks Stewardship Team, and REI as we team up to care for the trails of Inwood Hill Park! Volunteers will work to clear out Belgian block drains along the park’s Orange and Blue trails. This project will improve drainage and reduce erosion concerns in M… More Info
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    Madison Square Park Horticulture Symposium

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    Natural Areas Conservancy Executive Director Sarah Charlop-Powers will be keynote speaker at the Madison Square Park Conservancy's first Horticulture Symposium, titled Planting the Future: Urban Trees. The symposium will celebrate the recent release of their Tree Conservation Plan, and will focus… More Info
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    BQLT 10th Annual Celebration of Gardens

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    The Natural Areas Conservancy will be participating in the Brooklyn Queens Land Trust's 10th Annual Celebration of Gardens. This event will feature workshops, networking, food, music, and giveaways! The NAC will be there to talk about Nature Goals 2050. This event is free, but registration is… More Info
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    REI Member Jam and Community Mixer

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    The Natural Areas Conservancy will be participating in REI's Member Jam and Community Mixer, on Wednesday, October 24. REI provides support for many nonprofit organizations locally and nationally. In addition to the Natural Areas Conservancy, other local groups include the New York-New Jersey… More Info
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    City as Ecosystem: NYC Urban Field Station Artists’ Residency - Artists Panel Discussion

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    The Artists-in-Residence from the NYC Urban Field Station are exhibiting their work on the third floor of The Arsenal from Sept. 13 to Nov. 23. A panel discussion featuring the artists will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Tuesday, October 23. The gallery and panel discussion are both free, but… More Info
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    Forest Bathing in Prospect Park

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    The Natural Areas Conservancy is partnering with Prospect Park Alliance to host a forest bathing event in Prospect Park. Forest bathing, sometimes called forest therapy or nature therapy, is based on the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku. Forest bathing encourages connecting with nature. It is a… More Info
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    Common Grounds - Art & Ecology Presentation

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    The New York Botanical Garden is hosting a seminar featuring artists and scientists discussing the overlap in their work in the environmental field. "Four well-known artists and scientists will discuss the engagement of the environmental arts emerging from field stations across New York… More Info
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    Lessons from Leaders: Tips from Successful Park Conservancies & Organizations

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    Partnerships for Parks is holding a free workshop on the development of successful park organizations. Bram Gunther, Natural Areas Conservancy co-founder and co-director of the NYC Urban Field Station, will be a featured speaker. "Are you interested in what your park group has in common with… More Info
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    Inwood Hill Park Trail Stewardship

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    Volunteer with NYC Parks and the Natural Areas Conservancy as we care for the White and Orange Trails at Inwood Hill Park! Join our effort to make the 4.2-mile trails of Inwood Hill Park safer, more accessible, and sustainable through trailblazing, corridor clearing, and debris removal. Wear… More Info
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    Inwood as Muse: An Artist Walk at Inwood Hill Park

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    Note: This is a rain reschedule of the August event by the same name. Our new date is Monday, September 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, and will go on RAIN OR SHINE! New York City parks and landscapes have been the focus of many works by artist Matthew Jensen, and Inwood Hill Park has been a particularly… More Info
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    City as Ecosystem: NYC Urban Field Station Artists’ Residency - Gallery Opening Reception

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    The Artists-in-Residence from the NYC Urban Field Station are exhibiting their work on the third floor of The Arsenal from Sept. 13 to Nov. 23. The opening reception will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 12. The gallery and reception are both free, but registration is required to… More Info
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    Lemon Creek Walk with Nathan Kensinger

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    WE ARE USING THE RAIN DATE FOR THIS EVENT: Sunday. August 5, 2-4 pm. Same Place. Lemon Creek is one of the longest aboveground creeks in New York City, and its route travels through several unique ecosystems, providing habitat for eagles, peacocks, and deer. Once famous for its oysters and… More Info
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    Cunningham Park Trail Work

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    Volunteer with the Parks Stewardship Team and the Natural Areas Conservancy to do trail work in Cunningham Park! Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own water bottles to this event. Volunteers under 18 must be… More Info
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    Inwood Hill Park Trail Work

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    Volunteer with NYC Parks and the Natural Areas Conservancy as we care for the Orange and Blue Trails at Inwood Hill Park! Join our effort to make the 4.2 miles of trail in Inwood Hill Park safer, sustainable, and more accessible through trailblazing, corridor clearing, and debris removal.… More Info
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    Inwood Hill Park Trail Stewardship Day 2018

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    Volunteer with NYC Parks and the Natural Areas Conservancy as we care for the Orange and Blue Trails at Inwood Hill Park! Join our effort to make the 4.2-mile trails of Inwood Hill Park more safe, accessible, and sustainable through trail blazing, corridor clearing, and debris removal. More Info
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    New York City’s Freshwaters from Headlands to Harbor: Alewives and the Bronx River

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    Science of the Living City and the Natural Areas Conservancy, in partnership with the Bronx River Alliance and THE POINT Community Development Center, are hosting a panel discussion focused on the Bronx River. Join us as we celebrate NYC’s rivers and streams, the people who champion them, and the r… More Info
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    WEBINAR: Yale Blue Green Dialogues: Innovations in Urban Conservation

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    The Natural Areas Conservancy is pleased to promote a Yale Blue Green webinar on urban conservation, featuring our own Sarah Charlop-Powers. Tune in to hear Sarah, Kate Boicourt (Waterfront Alliance), and Erin Barnes (ioby) speak about new developments in the field. More Info
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    Natural Areas Conservancy Summer Celebration

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    Support the Natural Areas Conservancy and don't miss the fun at our cocktail reception at Distilled in Tribeca. Join our host committee or add your organization's logo to our event sponsors, and buy your ticket while they last! Click the "sign up" box for all details. More Info
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    Bayside Green Neighborhood Trail Work

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    Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to protect the forested areas in Alley Pond Park! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore the forest and create a healthier ecosystem. They will also be doing trail closure work. Come dressed in sturdy… More Info
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    National Trails Day at Riverdale Park

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    Volunteer with the Stewardship Team and Natural Areas Conservancy on National Trails Day at Riverdale Park! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants along trails. If time allows, volunteers will also be trained in erosion control. Come dressed in sturdy boots or… More Info
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    Jamaica Bay Cleanup

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    Join United By Blue, the National Park Service, Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, and the Natural Areas Conservancy for a cleanup of Canarsie Pier, part of Jamaica Bay! In celebration of upcoming World Oceans Day, we'll tackle the trash along the coastline to prevent it from flowing into the… More Info
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    National Trails Day at Willow Lake

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    The Natural Areas Conservancy is pleased to share that the Parks Stewardship Team will be at Willow Lake in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Come and help install new trail markers at Willow Lake from 10am to 2pm on Saturday June 2nd! All materials will be provided. Volunteers must be 16 or older. More Info
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    Stewardship Opportunities in Forest Management Across NYC

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    NYC Forest Management Presentation 6:30 p.m. Interchurch Center; South; Dining Room AB Learn about the Natural Areas Conservancy and NYC Park’s new plan to manage 7,300 acres of forests and what volunteers and stewards can do to help! Woodland Tour & Monitoring Demonstration 7:30 p.m. in R… More Info
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    Jones Woods Park Forest Restoration

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    Volunteer with NYC Parks' Stewardship Team and the Natural Area Conservancy's Helen Forgione to protect natural areas in Jones Woods Park! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help protect forested areas in Jones Woods and create a healthier… More Info
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    NYC Nature Goals 2050 Meeting

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    New York City Nature Goals 2050 articulates what people want from nature and why. The Natural Areas Conservancy has convened over 50 organizations in a collaborative conservation effort to formulate a set of goals, targets, and a Declaration of Rights to New York City Nature. At this meeting, we… More Info
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    Inwood Hill Park Trail Spring Stewardship Day

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    Volunteer with NYC Parks as we care for the Orange and Blue Trails at Inwood Hill Park! Join our effort to make the 4.2-mile trails of Inwood Hill Park safer, more accessible, and sustainable through trail blazing, corridor clearing, and debris removal. The group will focus on trail clean-up,… More Info
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    Mott Basin Clean Up with United By Blue

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    Join United By Blue, the Natural Areas Conservancy, Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, and American Littoral Society for a cleanup of Motts Basin, part of Jamaica Bay Park! As part of Jamaica Bay Park, Mott Basin is part of an 18,000 acre wetland estuary that is home to hundreds of species of… More Info
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    Trail Restoration in Inwood Hill Park with the Student Conservation Association

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    Help restore trails in Inwood Hill Park! More Info
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    Caring for Urban Nature: Focus on Forested Natural Areas

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    You are invited to a webinar sponsored by the Natural Areas Conservancy and Yale University. Fifty-five percent of urban parkland across the United States is natural areas: forests, grasslands, and wetlands. Traditionally, these areas have been under-used and under-managed. Yet, these natural areas… More Info
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    Mapping NYC

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    We all love New York City, nature, and maps. We're bringing them together with the relaunch of our interactive nature map. Join us at the famed Explorers Club (we'll also be taking a tour) to hear about the vision for the map that will help anyone with a smartphone find NYC's wetlands, forests, and … More Info
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    Alley Pond Park Forest Restoration

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    Volunteer with the Stewardship Team and the Natural Areas Conservancy to protect the forested areas in Alley Pond Park! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore the forest and create a healthier ecosystem. They will also be doing trail closure… More Info
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    Science of the Living City Presents - How Street Cleaners Saved the City

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    Robin Nagle, Anthropologist-in-Residence with the NYC Department of Sanitation and New York University Professor will present "How Street Cleaners Saved the City". Competent waste management is essential for any healthy metropolis. Before New York had effective street cleaning and garbage… More Info
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    Winter Hike at Pelham Bay Park

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    Join us for a guided walk through the coastal and forested areas of New York City’s largest park. This diverse 2,700-acre park has plentiful forest and wetland natural areas and is home to significant wildlife. Ecologically speaking, Pelham Bay Park is the southern tip of New England and has c… More Info
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    Inwood Hill Park Forest Restoration

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    Volunteer with the Natural Areas Conservancy and NYC Parks Stewardship Team to protect forested areas in Inwood Hill Park! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore the forest and create a healthier ecosystem. They will also be clearing trail… More Info
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    Forest Park Trail Work

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    Volunteer with the Natural Areas Conservancy and the NYC Parks Stewardship Team to protect forested areas in Forest Park! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore the forest and create a healthier ecosystem. They will also be installing trail… More Info
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    Nature in the City: The Transit Connection

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    Nature and urbanity can go together, and so do trails and transit. Whether it’s the A train to the Jamaica Bay National Wildlife Refuge or Metro North Railroad to the Breakneck Ridge trail head, walks through nature and transit rides through the city are complementary aspects to healthy urban life. E… More Info
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    Cunningham Park Forest Restoration

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    Volunteer with the Natural Areas Conservancy and the NYC Parks Stewardship Team to protect the forested areas in Cunningham Park! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore the forest and create a healthier ecosystem. Come dressed in sturdy… More Info
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    Inwood Hill Park Trail Stewardship Day

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    Volunteer with NYC Parks and the Natural Areas Conservancy as we care for the four miles of marked trails of Inwood Hill Park! Join us in our effort to make the trails of Inwood Hill Park safer, more accessible, and sustainable for years to come by trail blazing, corridor clearing, debris removal,… More Info
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    New York City’s Coastal Future: What Can Jamaica Bay Be? - Part 3

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    Marking five years since Superstorm Sandy, Science of the Living City is hosting a three-part event on the changing coastal areas in Jamaica Bay. This event will bring together voices from over 25 local organizations to discuss the current life in the watershed and its climate change threats, and… More Info
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    Help us Finish our Community Mural!

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    Please join The Natural Areas Conservancy in finishing the beautiful new mural at the Bayswater Park BBQ area in Far Rockaway, Queens. In addition to the environmental-themed designs painted in July, we need your help greeting visitors to the park by painting 'Welcome to Bayswater' along one of the… More Info
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    Wetlands Cleanup and Happy Hour with Patagonia and Paragon Sports

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    We're partnering with Patagonia and Paragon Sports for a wetlands cleanup in Marine Park! Get your hands dirty pulling invasive species and removing debris in the morning, then follow us back to the Paragon Sports store for a happy hour sponsored by Allagash Brewery and learn more about our work in… More Info
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    New York City’s Coastal Future: What Can Jamaica Bay Be? - Part 2

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    Marking five years since Superstorm Sandy, Science of the Living City is hosting a three-part event on the changing coastal areas in Jamaica Bay. This event will bring together voices from over 25 local organizations to discuss the current life in the watershed and its climate change threats, and… More Info
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    New York City’s Coastal Future: What Can Jamaica Bay Be? - Part 1

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    Marking five years since Superstorm Sandy, Science of the Living City is hosting a three-part event on the changing coastal areas in Jamaica Bay. This event will bring together voices from over 25 local organizations to discuss the current life in the watershed and its climate change threats, and… More Info
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    Saving NYC’s Native Plants – One Seed at a Time

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    What does the landscape look like from the eyes of seed collector? Join Clara Holmes, our partner at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Seed Bank, to find out! While walking around Mt. Loretto, Clara will share tips and tricks for identifying native plants, discuss what seed collecting actually entails,… More Info
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    Haunted Halloween Headlamp Hike

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    Grab your headlamp and join us for a spooky tour of Inwood Hill Park co-led by Natural Areas Conservancy ecologist Justin Bowers and Municipal Art Society docent Zack Rhodes. Please bring your own headlamp and/or flashlight, and any extras to share with those who might not have! Inwood Hill Park… More Info
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    The Explorers Club talk: Exploring and Restoring New York City Nature

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    In the midst of towering skyscrapers, it is easy to forget that New York City is a cluster of islands at the mouth of one of the world’s great estuaries. Although we live in a city defined by commerce and culture, we are increasing aware of the benefits that humans derive from nature and biological d… More Info
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    Special screening of Saving Jamaica Bay

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    Saving Jamaica Bay tells the story of how one community fought the government and overcame Hurricane Sandy to clean up and restore the largest open space in New York City. Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon, Saving Jamaica Bay also symbolizes the efforts to preserve urban… More Info
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    Rockaway Community Park Cleanup

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    Join the NYC Parks Stewardship team and the Natural Areas Conservancy to clean up one of the city’s most precious resources—the salt marsh at Rockaway Community Park. This wetland is home to mussels, crabs, and birds, and protects local communities from damages caused by storms and flooding. Help us … More Info
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    Community Mural Painting Day 2

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    Please join The Natural Areas Conservancy in painting a beautiful new mural at the Bayswater Park BBQ area in Far Rockaway, Queens. NYC-based artist Ruth Hofheimer's designs for the mural are inspired by the environmental diversity in Jamaica Bay and reflect the landscape, plants, and animals that… More Info
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    Community Mural Painting Day 1

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    Please join The Natural Areas Conservancy in painting a beautiful new mural at the Bayswater Park BBQ area in Far Rockaway, Queens. NYC-based artist Ruth Hofheimer's designs for the mural are inspired by the environmental diversity in Jamaica Bay and reflect the landscape, plants, and animals that… More Info
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    City of Water Day - Pelham Bay Park

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    Celebrate City of Water Day with NYC Parks and the Natural Areas Conservancy! Join us to remove invasive vines and debris in the beautiful wetlands of Pelham Bay Park. Help protect our city's valuable wetland habitats! T-shirts for all volunteers will be generously provided by Con Edison. Please… More Info
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    Invasive Species Awareness Week: Clove Lakes

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    Celebrate New York State Invasive Species Awareness Week in Clove Lakes Park! Join NYC Parks and the Natural Areas Conservancy as we remove harmful invasive species from the forests of Clove Lakes. Volunteers will be Grubbing knotweed to ensure the health of the forest. T-shirts for all volunteers… More Info
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    Celebrate the Natural Areas Conservancy's Fifth Anniversary

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    Celebrate the Natural Areas Conservancy's fifth anniversary with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at Distilled in Tribeca. More details are available in the registration link! 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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    Sunset Hike in Inwood Park

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    As part of the 2017 Hiking Series by Lowa Boots, join Natural Areas Conservancy to explore Manhattan's last remnant forest. Make sure to tag your photo #outdoorfest17, @naturalareasnyc and #lowaboots to be entered to win a pair of your own Lowa Innox Evo Lo trail shoes. The Natural Areas… 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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    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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    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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    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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    Rockaway Community Park Wetland Cleanup

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    Join the Natural Areas Conservancy and the American Littoral Society to clean up one of the city’s most precious resources—the salt marsh at Rockaway Community Park. This wetland is home to mussels, crabs, and birds, and protects local communities from damages caused by storms and flooding. Help us cle… More Info
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    DATE CHANGE!! Alley Creek Salt Marsh Restoration

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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! Volunteers will place logs made out of rolled coconut fiber, or coir logs, to shrink expanding tidal pools and restore historic salt marsh for habitat. T… More Info
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    Nature Matters. Celebrate the future of nature in NYC.

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    Nature matters. Imagine life without it. Join the Natural Areas Conservancy and our partners as we celebrate the natural world of New York City and share our plans for safeguarding it for future generations. Learn about New York City Nature Goals 2050 and our collaboration with some of our city’s l… More Info
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    Winter Walk at Pelham Bay Park

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    Join the Natural Areas Conservancy for a guided walk through the coastal and forested areas of New York City’s largest park. This diverse 2,700-acre park has plentiful forest and wetland natural areas and is home to significant wildlife. Ecologically speaking, Pelham Bay Park is the southern tip o… More Info
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    January Mappy Hour NYC: Exploring NYC

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    Head over to Filson for our third annual conservation-themed Mappy Hour at their NoHo location. Grab a brew from Sierra Nevada and then join us for an interactive night of NYC Parks maps, the secret outdoor spaces of the city, conservation programs and insights from the staff of the Natural Areas… More Info
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    A Jamaica Bay Double Header

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    Come join us to celebrate the latest successes and partnerships surrounding Jamaica Bay! Feel free to join us for one or all of these events! • 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM: Successful Partnerships for Advancing Jamaica Bay Research and Experiential Learning • 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM: Prospects for Resilience: Ins… More Info
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    Bike Tour to Alley Pond Park, Queens

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    For this ride to Alley Pond Park/ Alley Creek, we are collaborating with the Transportation Alternatives Queens Activist Committee, a group of volunteers working to improve bicycling, walking and public transit conditions in Queens. Restoration Project Assistant Sara Donatich will lead a walk to a… More Info
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    Open House New York - Self-Guided Tours of Conference House

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    Self-guided tours of the Historic Houses of Conference House Park will take place from noon until 4 p.m. on October 15 and 16 as part of Open House NY Weekend. In addition to the Park's namesake the circa 1680 Conference House, the Henry Hogg Biddle House (circa 1840) with its front and rear… More Info
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    Bronx River Forest and Trail Restoration

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    Celebrate the Bronx River Forest’s newest hiking trail by volunteering with the Natural Areas Conservancy, Bronx River Alliance, NYC Parks, and REI! We’ll be planting native trees and shrubs, spreading wildflower seed, and removing harmful invasive species while learning about forest ecology and tra… More Info
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    Field: Seeds and Grain for the Future, with the Greenbelt Native Plant Center and the team at Agern & Great Northern Food Hall

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    Learn about edible wild plants and take a behind-the-scenes tour of New York City’s largest seed bank at a one-day workshop led by Tama Matsuoka Wong, author of Foraged Flavor, which was nominated for a James Beard award in 2013. At 11 a.m., join Helen Forgione, senior ecologist for the Natural A… More Info
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    Climate Week 2016: Ecology Park Tour and Volunteering in Canarsie, Brooklyn

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    Join us for a rare opportunity for a private urban ecology tour as part of the Canarsie Green Neighborhoods program! The five-acre Ecology Park at Paerdegat Basin is not yet open to the public. It was designed with a focus on climate adaptation and coastal protection. The park includes 16 native… More Info
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    Green Neighborhoods: Bird Tour and Volunteering in Richmond Hill, Queens

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    Volunteer with the Stewardship Team in restoring precious woodland in Richmond Hill. Volunteers will spruce up the surrounding restoration site in an effort to support the natural woodlands. No experience necessary, training will be provided the day of the event. Come dressed in long pants,… More Info
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    Join us for a special screening of Saving Jamaica Bay

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    Saving Jamaica Bay tells the story of how one community fought the government and overcame Hurricane Sandy to clean up and restore the largest open space in New York City. Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon, Saving Jamaica Bay also symbolizes the efforts to preserve urban… More Info
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    Bronx River Forest Volunteer Day

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    Volunteer with the Stewardship Team, Natural Areas Conservancy, and the Bronx River Alliance to care for trees in Bronx Park! Volunteers will remove invasive species such as Japanese Knotweed, and maintain the existing loop trail. Volunteers will be trained in forest ecology and trail management… More Info
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    World Premiere Screening of Nat Geo WILD's 'Mission Critical'

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    Join NYC Parks, Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (WCFF), the Natural Areas Conservancy (NAC), and Nat Geo WILD for the world premiere screening of Mission Critical, a new monthly series devoted to moving our global audience to help preserve the rarest animals and wildest places on earth before… More Info
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    Green Neighborhoods: Native Seeds and Volunteering in North Shore, Staten Island

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    Volunteer with the Stewardship Team in collaboration with the Natural Areas Conservancy for a special North Shore Green Neighborhood event! Participants will remove invasive species from the newly planted forest in Jones Woods Park. But first - Clara Holmes, Seed Collector Coordinator, will discuss… More Info
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    Green Neighborhoods: Street Tree Stewardship with the Billion Oyster Project

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    Volunteer with the Stewardship team and help care for our street trees in Soundview! Volunteers will help care for street trees around the neighborhood to ensure they are healthy and beautiful. After the event, Join staff from the Billion Oyster Project to learn about how oysters and oyster reefs… More Info
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    Torrey Botanical Society Field Trip: Tour the Wilder Side of Marine Park

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    We will explore the “wilder” western side of the park. Marine Park is the largest city-owned park in Brooklyn at 798 acres. Over half of the park is comprised of coastal forest, grasslands and salt marsh. Significant investment by NYC Parks and the US Army Corps of Engineers over the last decade hav… More Info
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    Celebrate Nature in New York

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    Celebrate nature in New York City with the Natural Areas Conservancy and REI! The event will celebrate our on-the-ground and first-of-its-kind research on New York City’s diverse ecology. The Natural Areas Conservancy is a champion of New York City’s forests, wetlands and grasslands for the ben… More Info
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    Sunset Hike through Inwood: Manhattan's Last Remnant Forest

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    Our ecologists will begin the walk at the southern end of Inwood Hill Park and ascend into the forest, which contains many Revolutionary War-era trees. While most of the forest contains red oak and tulip trees, other sections of the park’s 196 acres are lush woods that include a magnificent u… More Info
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    Jane's Walk: Exploring the Wetlands
    at Alley Pond Park

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    The salt marshes of Alley Creek in northeast Queens have experienced many changes since Jane Jacob’s time, and one section is even the former site of an amusement park! We’re working to restore these vital areas, which are an important habitat for migratory shorebirds, horseshoe crabs, and many mor… More Info

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