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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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