3rd Aug-1st Sep 2016
Become an EcoVolunteer !
In 2012, NY/NJ Baykeepeer established the EcoVolunteer program, designed to introduce adult volunteers to the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary through education, hands-on research and restoration experiences. Currently, our EcoVolunteers assist with monitoring oysters in the Bronx River at Soundview Park and also with salt marsh restoration and living shorelines in Freshkills Park on Staten Island.
10th Mar 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
Freshkills Park Series: Planning and Designing the Park
The ongoing development of Freshkills Park is one of the most ambitious public works projects in the history of New York City, using state of the art ecological restoration techniques in an extraordinary setting for recreation, public art, and environmental investigation. Learn about the planning process and conceptual design that NYC Parks is making a reality in this talk by Freshkills Park Manager for Programs, Arts and Grants, Mariel Villere.
17th Feb 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
Freshkills Park Series: Landfill Infrastructure
The ongoing development of Freshkills Park is one of the most ambitious public works projects in the history of New York City, using state of the art ecological restoration techniques in an extraordinary setting for recreation, public art, and environmental investigation. Learn more about the infrastructure that makes the park possible from Laura Truettner, Manager for Park Development.
20th Jan 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
Trash: New York City's Battle with Garbage
This class will trace New York City's protracted struggle to contain its solid waste burden, from the 19th century to the present. Learn more at the Brooklyn Brainery!
6th Jul 2013, 12:00am-12:00am
Freshkills park hike
Photo credit: wikipedia.org Hike the beautiful scenery of the Freshkills, a 2,200 acre park, the largest in NYC. The Freshkills was once the world’s largest landfill. It is now a symbol of renewal and restoration. Freshkills park staff will hike with you into sections of the park that are off limits to the public! You […]
Jul 2, 2013
Biogas: the city's new compost power
Is it possible to harness compost to power your laptop?
Sep 20, 2012
Staten Island: Agricultural histories and a recreational future
"From Farm to City: Staten Island, 1661–2012," the Museum of the City of New York's latest exhibit showcases little known scenes from the borough's history.
Oct 27, 2011
New York City Wants to Fast Track Wind Power Installations in Freshkills Park
At a meeting last night, the DEP Commissioner Cas Holloway said that the city wants to fast track the installation of wind turbines in Freshkills Park.Source: inhabitat.com, via City Atlas