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Save the Date – Sunday, Sept 20, 2015 – Protectors 40th Anniversary


Please join us as we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Protectors of Pine Oak Woods and the accomplishments of Ellen O’Flaherty Pratt on Sunday, September 20, 2015 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. at LiGreci’ Staten, 697 Forest Avenue, Staten Island,NY.  Cost:  $70.00 per person.  Look for your invitation the first week in August.  For additional information contact Elaine Croteau

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40th Anniversary Event – Aug 9 – Goodhue Woods


Sunday, August 9, 10 a.m. to 12 Noon The Goodhue Woods (1975 – 2015) – When City Councilman Michael McMahon approached Protectors of Pine Oak Woods for assistance with the preservation of this special north shore habitat Ellen Pratt did not hesitate to commit Protectors complete support. She quickly gathered together Staten Island’s leading environmentalists and pieced together a collection

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Why Join Protectors?

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We each have a stake in the future of Staten Island. We live here, learn here, play here. We raise families, work hard and enjoy summer days and wintery nights as the years go by. When you join Protectors, you join Staten Island’s oldest all-volunteer environmental organization. When you join, you become part of an organization working to make Staten

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President’s Message – Summer 2015

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President’s Summer 2015 Message by Cliff Hagen My involvement with the preservation of open space on Staten Island begins with my small home on my small lot in Eltingville. I tend to my lawn and gardens, trim my shrubs and compost diligently. I protect my gardens from pests and my lawn from weeds by removing that which is harmful. I

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SILIVE: Protectors celebrates woodlands with scenic walk – 07/12/15


Group celebrates woodlands with scenic walk By Paul Liotta |Pliotta@siadvance.com Staten Island Advance STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A local conservation group led a walk through a scenic part of Todt Hill that is facing sale.  A small group of local nature enthusiasts came out to the St. Francis Woodlands to take in the scenery in a walk through the area. Protectors

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SILIVE: Protectors Lead Public Tour of SI Woodlands


Activists lead public tour of Staten Island woodlands By Rob Bailey | bailey@siadvance.com Staten Island Advance STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The term “Protectors” might sound all cuddly and cute — but make no mistake, these dedicated folks are activists. As the public awaits word on the future of the St. Francis Friary and Center for Spirituality on Todt Hill — from

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New walk schedule!


We’ve posted the new walk schedule for June, July, August and September! Walks are tagged by walk leaders names, locations and level of difficulty. You can also subscribe to our calendar feed and add our walk calendar to yours! Visit our calendar page to view the latest walks!  

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