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SI Protectors on NY1

Our luncheon on Sunday was wonderful and here is the proof. Marlene sent along a link to NY1News coverage.  Again,  we appreciate the strong effort

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PPOW/HEP Work Shop – Wednesday, July 20th – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Blue Heron Park

PPOW/HEP Work Shop – Wednesday, July 20th – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Blue Heron Park Designated as an Estuary of National Significance under the Clean Water Act, the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary is a complex ecological system in the midst of a major urban center. The NY-NJ HEP was authorized in 1987 by the U.S. Environmental Protection

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Protectors Semi-Annual Spring Meeting Sunday April 3 from 1-4


Protectors Semi-Annual Spring Meeting Sunday, April 3,  2016 – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm NEW LOCATION:  CONFERENCE HOUSE HISTORIC KITCHEN (Located at the end of Hylan Boulevard in Tottenville). Guest speakers will include John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park Up dates on the  status of the Bluebelts at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve; DEC’s decision regarding BJ’s onForest Avenue;  Grasshopper Sparrows and 

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Volunteer to fight shoreline erosion before ground freezes


  Volunteers Liam Haggety and Liam Murphy plant American Beachgrass at Great Kills Park on Nov. 15,  2013. (Courtesy of National Park Service) By Kathryn Carse | carse@siadvance.com on January 12,  2016 at 10:31 AM STATEN ISLAND,  N.Y. — The race is on. Beachgrass is being planted by a Student Conservation Association team in Great Kills Park, but more volunteers are

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In Praise of Protectors’ 40-year Mission


In a filled room at LiGreci’s Staatten, Protectors of Pine Oak Woods celebrated their 40th anniversary on September 20th reaping the good wishes and congratulations from elected officials and community leaders and listening to the stories, memories, and hard earned accomplishments from the trailblazers and friends of the organization. Ellen Pratt, a long-time member and conservationist, was quite fittingly the

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St. Francis Woodlands “The Jewel of the Greenbelt” Shines Bright after Preservation

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JEWEL OF THE GREENBELT. That’s what we call St. Francis Woodlands, a 25- acre parcel of pristine woods nestled amid rolling hills and wet hollows. Ancient trees abound, many at least 200 years old, and they soar majestically upwards to create an impressive canopy above. A small group of dedicated nature lovers met to explore the peaceful environs on a

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To Whom Do You Trust To Speak For Parks on Staten Island: President’s Message

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THOUGH PROTECTORS OF PINE OAK Woods remains fully committed to the preservation of open space on Staten Island,  we are often compelled to negotiate a greater stewardship of those properties we fought long to preserve. Protectors continues to call for the de-mapping and transfer of Department of Transportation properties in the Greenbelt. We continue to monitor both the Goodhue Woods

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