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  • Air Pollution levels for selected areas in New York and New Jersey from the Weather Channel.
  • Among other activities, the association offers youth conservation programs, Huck Finn fishing tournaments and a safety course needed to qualify for a hunting license in New York.
  • Provides information about facilities and activities in the Bronx, including: beaches, computer resource centers, dog runs, interactive park maps, nature centers, recreation centers, special events, and sports facilities: baseball fields, basketball courts, bocce courts, cricket fields, football fields, golfcourses, roller hockey, soccer fields, tennis courts (indoor/outdoor), and swimming pools.
  • NYC Department of Planning's timetable for development of the Fresh Kills Park.
  • A history and description of the former Fresh Kills landfill and proposals for its future.
  • Contact information for local chapters of the environmental group that operates the Hudson River Sloop "Clearwater", a sailing ship that conducts educational programs along the Hudson River and in New York Bay.
  • The Gateway National Recreation Area is a 26,000 acre national park with locations surrounding New York Harbor in New York and New Jersey. Gateway site includes links to Staten Island locations at Fort Wadsworth, Miller Field and Great Kills Park. Directions, program listings, rules and information on volunteering and obtaining permits are included.
  • Island geological history.
  • A guide to finding some of Staten Island's more unusual rocks.
  • The Greenbelt Conservancy, founded in 1989, works with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation to promote conservation and preservation of natural areas of Staten Island's 2800 acre Greenbelt.
  • The center offers access to the greenbelt's hiking trails and a variety of programs and exhibits.
  • Established in 1977 and based on Staten Island, the NRPA is a consortium of conservation groups, yacht clubs, sportsmen clubs, and concerned citizens dedicated to the protection of the marine environment of Raritan Bay, and Lower New York Harbor.
  • The Bay Keeper monitors the quality of the waters around the Island, and preserves and restores their ecological integrity. The program is affiliated with the American Littoral Society.
  • The site offers information on the water supply, wastewater treatment, air and noise pollution and other issues under the jurisdiction of the department. Online payment of water bills, printable forms and applications and other customer services are also available.
  • The site offers a calendar of events, online park locator and information on fields, pools, nature centers and other facilities. Other department services include permits and the planting and removal of street trees.
  • Learn about NY/NJ Baykeeper and its efforts to preserve, protect and restore the ecological integrity of the Hudson/Raritan Estuary through current issues, news, programs, action alerts, events and recommended resources.
  • The Harbor Estuary Program (HEP) is a National Estuary Program authorized in 1987 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The HEP was convened as a partnership of federal, state, and local governments scientists civic and environmental advocates the fishing community business and labor leaders and educators.
  • Staten Island's largest environmental organization works to protect natural areas from overdevelopment and pollution.
  • Types and quantities of pollutants in the New York area based on EPA data.
  • A forum for Staten Island residents who are interested in geology and science in general, the society meets monthly and conducts field trips throughout the year.
  • The final report of the Task Force, issued December 2, 2003.
  • The Trees of Historic Richmond Town
  • The Winter/Spring 2001 issue of the Staten Island Historian describing the development of forests and agricultural trees in Historic Richmond Town and on Staten Island.