|American Littoral Society
||2005 International Coastal Cleanup in NYC and
Westchester County, coordinating volunteers in debris removal
along beaches, waterways, wetlands and public waterways. The project
will educate the public about and devise strategies to combat pollution
and encourage long-term stewardship of cleanup sites.
|American Littoral Society
||2005 Jamaica Bay Guardian Program,
promoting stewardship of the bay through field trips for school and
community groups, wildlife surveys, water quality assessments, marsh
erosion research, National Park Service restoration projects and the
involvement of volunteers in all activities.
|Beczak Environmental Center
||Catch of the Day seining program, an
environmental education program for local school children and families,
enabling Yonkers residents to see for themselves directly what lives in
the River. The program promotes stewardship of the Hudson River and
|Bronx River Alliance
||The Bronx River Education Program, a
watershed-wide program to enable youth and community members to
experience and understand the Bronx River as a valuable resource in
their neighborhoods. The grant underwrites a Bronx River Educator
Guide, professional development workshops for teachers, and a canoeing
|Brooklyn Botanic Garden
||Field Studies at the Brooklyn Academy of
Science and the Environment. Field research projects in
and the Brooklyn Botanical Garden will involve high school student
participants in environmental stewardship and community activities in
|Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy
||Green Leaders: An Environmental
Stewardship Program. The program will involve volunteers in
caring for and monitoring natural features and functions of the park to
improve and maintain meadow and shoreline habitat and protect existing
native trees from damage from heavy park use.
|Central Park Conservancy
||The Dirt on Dirt, a new
education program to provide science-based programs to first- through
fourth- graders at the new Soil Science, Water and Ecology Laboratory
in northern Central Park. The program will reach 1,200 NYC teachers and
schoolchildren during 2004-2005.
|City Parks Foundation
||Seeds to Trees, a program to
of forest ecology, environmental stewardship, and the preservation of
woodlands to NYC school children through classroom activities, teacher
training workshops and field trips to forested areas of urban parks.
|Community Environmental Center
||Bridging the Divide: Connecting the
Natural and Built Environment of New York City, enabling
high school students to explore the principles behind alternative
sources of energy and other ecological issues, with a particular focus
on how conserving natural resources leads to cleaner air and improved
|Cornell Cooperative Extension of Westchester
||4H Reel Life Environmental
Education Project, a sportsfishing education program for
fifteen-year-olds designed to involve youth and adults in ethically
based fishing, while promoting an understanding of aquatic ecology and
appreciation of local natural resources.
|Council on the Enviroment of New York City
||Training Student Organizers,
a Program Involving Youth in Restoring NYC Shorelines along The Bronx
River, Hudson River, Gerritsen Creek, Jamaica Bay and Van Cortlandt
Lake. Participants will work to improve water quality by planting trees
and removing invasive plants.
|Eastern Queens Alliance
||Idlewild Park Salt Marsh Mini-Environmental
Center Project for schools, families and neighborhood groups.
will lead hiking, canoeing and nature studies to raise community
awareness about the value of wetlands and the need to preserve and
restore the degraded salt marsh ecosystem.
|Eibs Pond Education Program
||Eibs Pond Environmental Education Program,
involving community and school groups in ongoing restoration of the
Eibs Pond wetlands. Children and adult volunteers will remove debris
and invasive species, maintain trails, expand butterfly habitat areas
and conduct natural history studies of the pond and its wildlife.
|Floating the Apple
||Youth Participation: NY Harbor Beach Survey,
of small sandy beaches in NYC. Students, i using Floating the Apple
vessels, will document physical, biological and chemical aspects of the
shore for a dedicated website, created to encourage preservation of and
public access to beaches.
|Flushing Meadows Corona Park Conservancy
||Meadow Lake Shoreline
Restoration and Wet Meadow Garden, a project to restore and
portions of the Meadow Lake shoreline and plant a wet meadow garden.
Volunteers will lead youth in invasive plant removal to establish bird
habitat along the bank of NYC’s largest freshwater lake.
|Friends of Blue Heron Park
||Environmental Education Workshops and
Establishing Stewardship at Blue Heron Park. In addition to
school group workshops at the Nature Center, The Friends will reach out
to area residents and distribute program and trail map materials to
encourage greater park use and stewardship.
|Friends of the High School of Environmental Studies
Research Initiative of the High School of Environmental Studies.
Students in Marine Science, Wildlife Conservation and Living
Environment lab courses will undertake scientific research, meet with
relevant professionals and complete a community service project to
address research findings.
|Friends of Rufus King Park Park
||Stewardship in Rufus King Park,
including efforts to enforce regulations, prevent vandalism and educate
the public about respecting and caring for the Park's living plants,
among them two-hundred-year-old trees.
|Friends of Van Cortlandt Park
||Van Cortlandt Adventures, a free,
year-round environmental education program for school and youth groups,
utilizing natural areas within the park to teach young people about
ecosystems and earth science and introduce them to park stewardship
|Green Map System, Inc.
||Green Apple Maps, on Exhibit, on Energy and
Online. The project includes printing and distribution of “Go
Apple: the NYC Energy Map,” website development, and the inclusion of
youth-created maps of NYC neighborhoods in an exhibition at the
Municipal Art Society Urban Center Gallery.
||Into the Outdoors, a public program
series at the
newly opened Greenbelt Nature Center that will foster public access,
appreciation and stewardship of Staten Island’s 2,800-acre Greenbelt.
Nature-related, cultural and recreational programs will be designed for
|Habitat for Humanity-New York City
||Community Revitalization and
Restoration Initiative in Rufus King Park in Jamaica, Queens.
project will create usable public green spaces, fostering a strong
sense of community through the work of 50 -70 volunteers in park
|Harbor Project-New York Academy of Science
||Recycling to Prevent
Toxicants from Entering the Harbor Watershed, a campaign to
contaminants in batteries from entering the NY/NJ watershed by raising
public awareness about connections between inappropriate battery and
cell phone disposal and environmental risks to the New York Harbor.
|Henry Street Settlement
||Environment and Gardening Project,
fifth and sixth grade students in PS 20’s after school program in the
Lower East Side. The project will involve youth in studying water as a
natural resource, examining how nature recycles and identifying sources
||Integrating Environmental Education and
Management: Terrapins and Raccoons at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge,
effort to increase volunteer involvement in the ecological
understanding and conservation of diamondback terrapins at Jamaica Bay
Wildlife Refuge. The project will also test humane means of reducing
raccoon predation of terrapin eggs.
|Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
||Urban Outreach Initiative, a program
offering presentations on the Hudson River to thirty NYC school groups,
providing up to 360 students with an opportunity to participate in a
environmental education sail aboard the sloop Clearwater. Funding will
also expand the teen mentor program.
|Hudson Waterfront Museum
||Waterfront Museum: Maritime/Environmental
Education Initiative, programs and curricular materials that
visitors to discover, enjoy, respect and protect the natural waterway
that exists in their own backyard.
|Institute for the Development of Earth Awareness
Resources/Save Lives Campaign, an intitiative to educate the
about the harmful direct and indirect consequences of unnecessary
nighttime lighting in unoccupied high-rise office buildings. Lights
At Night, a voluntary program to reduce unnecessary lighting,
conserve energy and save migrating wildlife.
|Lower East Side Ecology Center
a program incorporating
water testing and sampling, that enables groups from schools and
community centers to study aquatic ecology by viewing interactions of
flora and fauna in their natural habitat, just below the surface of the
|Lower Eastside Girls Club
||Exploring the East River,
a project in which
20 girls study, explore and document the East River, and produce a
traveling photography exhibition and special River Edition of the
Club’s newspaper, "Girls Out Loud."
|Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance
||Building a Waterfront Network, the
Alliance's broadbased efforts to coordinate, support, and raise the
visibility of organizations and individuals dedicated to helping NYC
residents reclaim and reconnect to the harbor, rivers and estuaries of
the New York and New Jersey waterfront.
|More Gardens Fund
||Melrose Environmental Camp: Bringing Kids Back
Nature, a summer day camp organized to instill a wildlife
ethic in fifteen 10-to-12-year-olds. Children will create habitat for
songbirds and improve their ability to observe nature through field
trips to Inwood Park and Dred Scott Sanctuary.
|Natural Resources Group
||Forever Wild: Stewardship in NYC’s Nature
Preserves. A brochure and advertising campaign on NYC buses
cars will help educate residents about the value of natural resources
in urban neighborhoods and increase participation in the City’s Natural
Areas Stewards program.
|Neighbors Against Garbage
||Newtown Creek/East River Subsistence Fishing
Awareness Project, a subsistence fishing study to gather data
is fishing in Newtown Creek and what is being caught and eaten.
Consumption advisory signage in English, Spanish and Polish will be
placed along shorelines.
|New Settlement Apartments
||Bronx Helpers' Environmental Action Group:
Stewardship Program, a teen leadership program incorporating
stewardship efforts, educational workshops and field trips. Teens
working on neighborhood environmental issues serve as role models for
|The New York Botanical Garden
||Forest Education Initiative, a
designed to promote public understanding and appreciation of the New
York Botanical Garden’s 50-acre old-growth forest by engaging school
groups, teachers, volunteers and the broader community in its
restoration, maintenance and stewardship.
|New York City Outward Bound
||Habitat Restoration Sail, teaching
public high school students about the ecosystem of the New York
shoreline through service projects benefiting Jamaica Bay and its
Wildlife Refuge. The project will instill environmental awareness,
stewardship and appreciation of the City’s natural resources.
|New York City Parks/Greenbelt Native Plant Center
Native Plant Utilization, a project to identify and develop
local native plant genotypes for production and use in disturbed land
remediation, including brownfields, land fills, and depaupered sites
|New York City Soil & Water Conservation District
Elementary Education on the East River, a project that will
teachers visiting the Lower East Side Ecology Center to the estuary and
watershed through lesson plans and field trip opportunities created by
NYU Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education.
|New York Tree Trust
||The Street Tree Census: An Urban Natural
Inventory Project, a ten-year update of NYC’s street tree
Volunteers will be recruited and trained to take part in a two-year
citywide survey of approximately half a million trees.
|New York University, Wallerstein Collaborative for
||Hudson River Estuary Teacher Education Project,
materials, strategies and support for teachers and students to engage
in stewardship, research activities and field trips focusing on urban
ecology and the Hudson River.
|New Yorkers for Parks
||Natural Areas Initiative (NAI), an
campaign to raise awareness among residents, elected officials and
media concerning NYC’s interactive database of natural area sites and
Accessible Space Information System.
Support will also cover distribution of the NAI brochure.
|Partnership for Parks
||Citizen Steward: Supporting NYC’s Natural Areas,
a program to train NYC residents in care and restoration of urban
natural areas and encourage their sustained involvement as stewards.
Training at three sites will be refined for eventual citywide
|Phipps Community Development Corporation
||Phipps West Farms Beacon
Watershed Ecology Program, an after-school program involving
and middle school students in studying the the ecology of aquatic and
terrestrial habitats along the Bronx River.
|The Point Community Development Corporation
||The South Bronx Crew Team,
a recreational and competitive rowing program for teenage girls,
designed to provide girls with access to boating opportunities on the
Bronx River while raising public interest in the waterway’s revival and
planned South Bronx greenway.
|Project Teen Aid Family Services
||Our Trees Grow in Brooklyn, a
stewardship program involving 80 families of children at Project CHANCE
and the Rose Kennedy Center in Fort Greene and Bedford Stuvescent in
learning activities centered on trees and tree care.
|Prospect Park Alliance
||Prospect Park Youth Alliance Employment
Park Guides and The Woodlands Crew, offering young people an
opportunity to learn about the natural environment and engage in
stewardship and environmental education in Prospect Park.
|Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
||Growing Community Support for Staten
Island's Natural Parks, building awareness of and engagement
Staten Island’s natural areas through woodland restoration workshops,
presentations designed to recruit volunteers for local conservation
projects and naturalist-led walks in area parks.
|The River Project
||The River Project's Estuarine Laboratory,
equipped with a dissecting microscope that will enable interns and
students in the After-School Marine Science Mentor Program to undertake
group studies of plankton ecolocy and larval fish and to present
findings of their field and laboratory work.
|Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research
||Linking Communities with
Waterways and Technology, an effort to educate marine and
resource professionals in tracking and rescuing marine mammals in the
New York City area. The Foundation responds to all marine mammal
stranding and injury reports in NYC and is currently enhancing its
tracking systems for marine mammal sightings.
|Rocking The Boat
||Bronx River Habitat Monitoring and Restoration
Program, which will support teenagers in implementing
restoration and monitoring, as defined and guided by five public and
private scientific organizations. The programs combine youth
development and experiential education with Bronx River environmental
|Saint Nicholas Neighborhood Preservation Corporation
McCarren Park: A Youth Environmental Project involving
Charter School students in exploring and restoring the nearby heavily
used and abused McCarren Park. Students will participate in walking
tours, map and model making, and funding decisions for park projects.
|Save the Sound, Inc.
||What Goes on the Ground, Goes in the Sound!,
pollution abatement project utilizing strategically placed signage,
public meetings, a website and interactive sessions to raise awareness
of non-point source pollution impacts on Long Island Sound and and ways
in which citizens can curb those impacts.
|Saw Mill River Audubon Society
||Interpretive Trail at Brinton Brook
Audubon Sanctuary, installing twenty signs along the one-mile
“Pond-Loop Trail” to introduce visitors to the habitats, successional
areas, and species associated with the site's eco-systems.
|Seton Falls Park Preservation Coalition
||Seton Falls: Environmental
Education in the Park, a project supporting local science
utilizing the wetlands, woodlands and bird sanctuary in Seton Falls
Park for curricula and stewardship projects.
||Northern Manhattan Estuary Stewardship Program,
volunteerism, environmental awareness and appreciation of the estuarine
environment of Northern Manhattan. Volunteers will remove invasive
plants and monitor soil and water in the tidal marshes of Swindler’s
Cove and Inwood Hill Park.
||Urban Ecology Afterschool Program at
Center, a two-semester experiential environmental science program for 8
– 11 year olds incorporating field trips to nature centers, salt
marshes and beaches and an ecological sailing adventure aboard the
||The SPLASH Program provides second
graders from diverse
Westchester County schools and communities with an opportunity to
participate in classroom and field studies focused on the marine life
of the Hudson River and Long Island Sound.
|Standing By Water, Inc.
||Standing By Water Internship Program,
teenagers in creating woodland and natural marsh habitats along the
Harlem River in parts of Bridge and Roberto Clemente State Parks.
Interns will also lead environmental and community education programs
at a new gallery.
|Staten Island Botanical Garden
||Educational Curriculum Emphasizing
Wetland Conservation, an effort to chronicle and interpret
of the Staten Island Botanical Garden’s freshwater wetlands. Materials
and activities will guide K-8th graders in exploring the habitat value
and conservation of wetlands.
|Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences
||Science is Everywhere!, a
six-week science program for children and their parents from Title 1
schools in Staten Island. The program engages families in hands-on
activities that increase understanding of ecology and the natural
|Trees New York
||Citizen Pruner Network and Stewardship
volunteer recruitment and training program to educate citizens in
caring for NYC’s trees. This urban forestry program will expand into at
least twenty diverse communities throughout the five boroughs.
|Turnaround Friends, Inc.
||The Seaside Nature Park: Rescue and
Rehabilitation, a clean-up and restoration effort in 15 acres
to Seaside Nature Park in Great Kills Harbor, including removal of
concrete slabs, boulders and debris, soil improvement and the planting
of native Spartina grass and marine vegetation.
||NY/NJ Harbor Estuary Monitoring Project,
education about the varied ecosystems and living creatures in the
Harlem River, Newtown Creek and Gowanus Canal. Tours, special events,
and ongoing monitoring and education programs will foster stewardship
and encourage restoration.
|Urban Park Rangers
||The Natural Classroom is a citywide
program integrating math, science and literacy through activity-based
learning and field trips. NYCEF support will underwrite workshops for
teachers and school groups focusing on conservation, ornithology,
entymology and ecology.
||Brownfield Botanical: Documenting Urban
Ecosystems in the
Bronx, an artist-led project integrating visual art,
study and public awareness depicting flora, fauna and human detritus at
a brownfield site along the Bronx River. Resulting work will be
published and exhibited at Wave Hill and The Gallery of The Bronx River
|Wildlife Conservation Society
||Teen Conservation Program, an
program which trains teenage volunteers at the New York Aquarium. The
training prepares young people to conserve and restore marine habitat,
interpret wildlife exhibitions, and facilitate the educational
experience of Aquarium visitors.
|Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice
||Project ROW involves young
people in environmental clean-up and restoration projects along the
Soundview/Bruckner sections of the Bronx River. Youth will be engaged
in stewardship activities at Cement Plant Park and in planning and
research efforts concerning the redevelopment of abandoned Starlight