The Little Big Day Bird Count
Sep 9 @ 6:00 am – 6:00 pm

Designed to capture data on the south-bound, fall migration of birds crossing Staten Island, the Little Big Day Bird Count offers participants an opportunity to go afield with like-minded folk seeking to collect consistent field data, the backbone of citizen science. Participants are asked to identify birds and butterflies used to tabulate a snapshot of species seen on the second Saturday of September, the height of the south-bound bird migration here on Staten Island. Now in its 17th year, birders have identified more than 150 species of birds and nearly 40 species of butterflies through the years. If you are interested and would like to learn more call Cliff Hagen at (718) 313-8591 or email him at

Discover Francis Woodlands @ Francis Woodlands
Sep 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Walk 1.3 miles through towering trees and deep hollows. We will also stop at the overlook to take in the 14 mile panoramic view. This is a special place preserved forever. Meet at 12 noon at the end of Morse Avenue at Essex. Morse Avenue is 4 short blocks down Peru Street, which is a right turn off Ocean Avenue 1 block passed Manor Road going towards Richmond Road. For more information, call Hillel Lofaso at 718-477-0545.

Forest Restoration Workshop (#252) @ Lemon Creek Fishing Pier
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Staten Island Beach Cleanup at Sharrott & Mt. Loretto Beaches. Join Protectors and the Natural Resources Protective Association in the NYC fishing pier parking lot opposite the intersection of Hylan Blvd. and Sharrott Avenue to take part in the International Coastal Cleanup. We will collect, separate, and record trash from the beach (and enjoy the Raritan Bay!). Data from this annual clean-up is used by the International Coastal Conservancy to monitor the cleanliness of our beaches and the health of our shoreline waters. Protectors will provide gloves, bags and refreshments. This will be the 252nd Restoration and the 14th consecutive year that we have participated in removing hundreds of pounds of trash from our beach! For more information call Don Recklies at (718) 768-9036 or Chuck Perry at (718) 667-1393. (Service credit is available.)