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Healthy, resilient natural areas for all

We champion and protect New York City’s 20,000 acres of forests and wetlands to create a sustainable future here and across the nation.

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Who are we?

The Natural Areas Conservancy strives to deepen the connection between people and nature in NYC by increasing access, providing education, and building the environmental workforce. Through research, partnerships, and advocacy, we ensure that urban natural areas are healthy and thriving and that their benefits reach all New Yorkers.

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  • The NYC Nature Map

    Experience a birds-eye-view of our natural areas and learn what’s in your neighborhood.

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  • 2024 Night for Nature

    Our annual gala benefiting NYC’s natural areas will be held on June 25 at the View at Battery Park.

    Secure Your Spot
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