Weed and Herb Walk at Conference House Park @ Conference House Park
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

– Join herbalist Gert Coleman for a walk through the paths and gardens at Conference House Park to identify both wild and cultivated medicinal and culinary plants. Meet in the parking lot at the end of Hylan Boulevard. E-mail for more information.

PPOW Semi-Annual Membership Meeting @ Conference House Park
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The membership of Protectors of Pine Oak Woods and the general public are invited to attend our semi-annual meeting at the Biddle House in Conference House Park for an update on the recent activities of the organization.

We will hear a report on our effort to combat the viburnum beetle, enjoy the 2018 Staten Island Nature calendar and learn about efforts to preserve the Graniteville Swamp with a presentation from the Conservancy of Wetlands and Forests, an ad-hoc community group concerned with proposed development on the property.

Location: The Biddle House at Conference House Park, 70 Saterlee Street at the end of Hylan Blvd. in Tottenville. Parking is available at Conference House Park Visitors Center. Free Admission. For more information call Cliff Hagen at 718-313- 8591 or e-mail Free admission.

Conference House Park @ Conference House Park
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

What do burnt cornflakes, worts, and ski trails all have in common? They are identifying characteristic of tree bark at Conference House Park. Participants will learn to identify trees in the winter using their bark including the persimmon, a native tree species that is threatened in New York State. We will meet at the parking lot near the Visitors Center, 7455 Hylan Boulevard. For more information call Will Lenihan at