|Alley Pond Environmental Center
||In the Field Biology Internships Program,
students will conduct biodiversity surveys of the flora, fauna, water
and soil of Alley Pond Park.
|Alley Pond Environmental Center
||The Wetland Trails Restoration and Trail Map
Project will produce an accurate, user-friendly map to
self-guided hikes on park trails.
|American Littoral Society
||The 2006 Jamaica Bay Guardian Program
will promote natural resource stewardship through wildlife surveys
involving volunteers in water quality assessments and a range of
restoration projects to improve the habitat value of Jamaica Bay.
|American Littoral Society
||The 2006 International Coastal Clean-up in
New York City and Westchester will recruit several thousand
volunteers to remove debris from more than 53 miles of wetlands, public
waterfronts and beaches.
|Audubon New York
||For the Birds! will provide students
at eleven New York City public elementary schools with an
interdisciplinary, hands-on program that promotes nature appreciation
through the study of birds. Thirty "citizen scientist"
volunteers will be trained to implement the program.
|Battery Park City Parks Conservancy
||Environmental Education Programs in Lower
Manhattan will facilitate public bird watching and lunchtime
catch-and-release fishing. The programs offer passers-by opportunities
to learn about wildlife and the Hudson Estuary from the Conservancy’s
marine education staff.
|Beczak Environmental Center
||Marsh Madness, an environmental
education program in Yonkers, will incorporate interpretive signage,
data displays and weather monitoring in a newly constructed tidal
wetlands area. The project also includes the completion and printing of
a booklet about marshes for children.
||Urban Re-forestation and Butterfly/Bird
Habitat Development will focus on propagating flowering and
fruiting plants at Bissel Garden's nursery in the northeastern Bronx.
Local teenagers will be recruited to assist with native plantings in
|Bronx River Alliance
||Through Engaging Community Organizations and
Residents in the Restoration of the Bronx River, the Bronx
River Alliance will reach beyond its current constituency to involve
additional groups in connecting to the river and ensuring the health of
|Brooklyn Greenway Initiative
||The Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway Project
will work to secure consensus on the conceptual plan and full funding
for a seven-mile section of the Greenway in Community Board Districts 2
and 6. The project will also recruit citizen stewards to monitor and
maintain segments of the Brooklyn Greenway.
||The Canarsie Pier Turn Around Project
will involve adolescents in clean-up and cultivation of a Brooklyn
pier, grasslands and beach. The project will promote a sense of
responsibility for public spaces, demonstrate how individual actions
affect the environment and encourage stewardship of natural resources.
|CEC Stuyvesant Cove
||Education for a Sustainable Future
instructs middle and high
school students through hands-on energy conservation activities, using
Stuyvesant Cove Park's solar-powered building as a prototype.
Participants learn about scientific, economic and environmental impacts
of energy production and consumption and about making educated choices
concerning responsible use of energy.
||As part of the Community-Involved Kestrel
Nest Box Program, kestrel boxes constructed by Rikers Island
jail inmates from the New York Horticultural Society’s Greenhouse
Project will be presented and installed in selected urban schoolyards
and community gardens. Participants will learn about kestrel habitat
needs, monitoring techniques and maintenance of houses and nests.
|City of New York Parks and Recreation
||The New York State Department of Environmental
Conservation has operated a residential camp program in conservation
education for over 50 years. In order to expand the diversity of camp
participants, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation will
lead a citywide effort to recruit campers; prepare them and their
families for the camp experience; provide camping gear; and organize
pre- and post-camp environmental education activities.
|City Parks Foundation
||Seeds to Trees connects teachers and
students to public parks through a hands-on science curriculum
incorporating literature and the arts and designed to encourage
environmental stewardship and preservation. In 2005-06, the program
will focus on New York City's watersheds, estuaries and reservoirs.
|Cornell Cooperative Extension of
||Biodiversity and Water Quality Education in
Westchester County will educate homeowners, community
residents and land managers about ecologically sound maintenance
practices for lawns. The project will also train civic leaders on best
management practices for forested lands in order to protect wildlife
and control invasive species.
|Cornell Cooperative Extension of
||The 4-H Reel Life Environmental Education
uses recreational sport fishing to instruct young people from
Westchester County communities about water and the need to conserve and
|Council on the Environment of New
||In Expansion of Training Student Organizers
to Preserve Local Waters/Lands, students in sixteen classes
from six New York City high schools will plant trees and shrubs, remove
invasive plants, stabilize shorelines and conduct water quality tests
as participants in eleven stewardship projects in urban parks.
|Eastern Queens Alliance
||The Idlewild Park Salt Marsh
Science Learning Center will offer hands-on
activities focused on watersheds and wetlands. Nature field trips for
schools and community centers will be led by interns.
|Forest Park Trust
||The Strack Pond Stewardship Program
will increase the
educational and habitat value of recently restored freshwater wetlands
at a former glacial kettle pond. Participating Queens teenagers will
mulch, prune, install signage, stabilize shorelines and construct
fencing to protect environmentally sensitive areas.
|Friends of Blue Heron Park
||Continuing Environmental Education and
Gardening at Blue Heron Park will engage K-6 children and
teachers in hands-on classroom studies and field trips to various
wildlife habitats within this Staten Island park. Participants and
volunteers will plant native plants to enhance the natural area's
|Friends of Gateway
||The Gateway Greenhouse Education Center
a composting program and accompanying exhibition and cultivate native
plants for reforesting the Pennsylvania and Fountain Landfills of
Jamaica Bay. Education programs and materials will encourage water-wise
gardening and the creation of butterfly habitat.
|Friends of the High School for
service internships, career talks by environmental professionals and
Green Pathways (pilot partnerships with
colleges specializing in
environmental studies), the Environmental Career Development
will instill leadership skills and support the school-to-college
transition for students interested in careers in environmental
|Friends of Hudson River Park
||The Environmental/Maritime Education
Program for Summer Day Camp Children involves teenagers from
Athletic League in leading science activities for hundreds of
9-15-year-olds from New York City’s summer day camps. Presented by the
Tug Pegasus Preservation Project, the program
will take place on board
the Lilac, an historic steamship moored at Pier 40.
|Friends of St. Nicholas Park
||The St. Nicholas Park Corridor
Beautification Project will engage volunteers, including
Harlem high schools and City College, in site clean-up, invasive
species removal and tree plantings, in order to transform a high-crime
wooded section by the park’s main staircase into a serene natural area.
|Friends of Van Cortlandt Park
||Junior Naturalists (an after-school
program for middle school students focused on forestry and wetlands)
and Lil’ Explorers (Saturday sessions for 3rd-5th
graders on ecology,
habitats and tree identification) will be expanded to include young
people from the neighborhoods of Norwood and Woodlawn.
|The Gaia Institute
||Using a Greenroof for Environmental Education
Stewardship will enable children, teachers, scientists and
volunteers to utilize a green rooftop on Saint Simon Stock Parish
School for ongoing studies of how wildlife islands function in highly
|Green Map System
||Reaching and Greening New New York City
to include a Spanish-language version of the
Green Energy Map. The grant also supports the
production of a Green
Apple Visitors Guide utilizing green maps and promotional
expand organizational outreach.
||Into the Outdoors, public programs
Greenbelt Nature Center, will encourage enjoyment of the Staten Island
Greenbelt through hiking, stewardship activities and nature studies.
||Year-round Southwest Yonkers Elementary School
Environmental Education Outreach Program will involve 275
pre-kindergarten to first-grade children from four schools in bilingual
lessons--at school and in Greyston Community Gardens--based on ecology,
wildlife habitats, life cycles and the interdependence of living
|Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
||Through Improving New York City Urban
Outreach Recruitment, Clearwater will identify two New York
City communities for a series of in-depth programs that will be used to
develop and test new ways of linking urban neighborhoods to the natural
world. Through teacher workshops, school visits, and onboard sailing
experiences, participating groups will become acquainted with
"America's Environmental Flagship" and the waterways,
maritime traditions and diverse marine life of New York City.
|Institute for the Development of
||To alert people about the disorienting and potentially
lethal effects of nighttime lighting in the city on migratory birds,
the Save Resources/Save Lives Campaign will build a
network of New York City groups committed to reducing energy
consumption and decreasing unnecessary lighting.
|Lower East Side Ecology Center
||Student interns will instruct youth
groups in the Lower East Side Water Initiatives Program
prevention, ecology, waterfront access, and urban angling. The goal is
to develop children’s scientific inquiry skills while instilling an
appreciation of the neighborhood’s natural resources.
|Make the Road by Walking
||Through a volunteer stewards program and
education programs involving high school students at Bushwick School
for Social Justice, the Environmental Justice Project
will expand and
sustain community involvement in clean-ups, tree plantings and ongoing
care of the new Children’s Grove Park in North Brooklyn.
|Manhattan Botanical Garden
||A native plant garden on Pier 84 on the
Hudson River in Manhattan will recreate estuary shoreline and wildlife
habitat through Native Plants for Beauty, Wildlife, and the
Environment. The garden will demonstrate the versatility,
needed and benefits of gardening with native plants that require little
water and no pesticides.
|Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance
||The design, printing and dissemination
of Lower New York and Jamaica Bay Waterfront Access Maps
potential users to locate waterfront access points and acquire
information on transportation, boat ramps, fishing piers, educational
opportunities and environmental issues. 10,000 maps will be distributed
to the public.
|Natural Resources Group
||Forest Restoration and Slope Stabilization at
Inwood Hill Park will train volunteers to control invasive
re-establish native canopy and understory vegetation in order to
stabilize the park’s steep and eroded slopes, thereby reducing
non-point-source pollution and the need for dredging.
|New Settlement Apartments
||The Bronx Helpers’ Environmental Action Group
Stewardship Project involves teenagers in leadership training
nature activities in Mt. Eden Mall West and Claremont Park. Forty young
people will participate in clean-ups, native plantings and experiential
field trips to study New York City’s diverse natural environments.
|The New York Botanical Garden
||Through the Forest Education Initiative,
public school teachers will learn to creatively incorporate forest and
river ecology into classroom work plans, utilizing the Garden's
pre-settlement forest, a remnant of the forest that once covered most
of what is now New York City. Professional Development Workshops will
include classroom activities, discussion points and reproducible
|New York City Audubon Society
||Relying on volunteers, the Harbor Herons
Shore Monitoring Program identifies and preserves the island
grounds of herons, egrets and ibises nesting in New York Harbor. The
project’s focus on education, outreach, science and research encourages
citizen stewardship and open space protection.
|New York City Parks/Greenbelt Native
Native Plant Utilization: Year 3 will identify and develop
native plants for use in disturbed land remediations (brownfields,
landfills and other depauperized sites). The resulting native plant
products will be made available to remediation projects in NYC.
|New York Harbor Sailing Foundation
||The Free Teen Sailing Program,
week-long instructional sailing for teenagers from diverse New York
City neighborhoods, utilizes 24-foot sailboats in New York Harbor to
enhance young people's understanding of and adventurous engagement with
urban natural resources.
|New York Restoration Project
||Aquatic Science Programs for NYC Youth
includes clean-up projects, boatbuilding, and oyster
gardening, seining for aquatic invertebrates and water quality testing
in Swindler Cove Park on the Harlem River. The project will also
provide teacher workshops on the history of NYC’s water system.
|North Shore Waterfront Conservancy
||By working with various agencies and
the community to identify environmental concerns and secure public
access to the Kill van Kull, the Conservancy’s Blue Streets
seeks to create a cohesive voice for the design and development of
public land at the Port Richmond Square streetend.
||Sustaining and Expanding OASIS in the New York
entails development and completion of a strategic plan for the
Accessible Space Information System (www.oasisnyc.org),
platform and collaboration of groups dedicated to integrating and
sharing information about New York City's open space.
|Partnerships for Parks
||The Astoria/Long Island City Waterfront
Project will connect people and seven parks on the Queens
The Project will provide environmental education opportunities and
encourage community-based stewardship of Long Island City's waterfront
and tidal wetlands.
|Phipps Community Development
||The Drew Gardens Restoration
Project engages Bronx high school interns, West Farms
residents and middle school students in analyzing soil, planning
landscapes, constructing garden beds and compost bins, removing
invasive species, planting native species and attending ecology
||The PICCED (Pratt Institute Center for
Environmental Development) Sustainability and Environmental Justice
Initiative offers assistance in planning, design, and project
implementation to help NYC communities expand and enhance natural areas
and open space and implement alternative approaches to transportation,
energy conservation and production, stormwater and solid waste
|Project Teen Aid Family Services
||Fort Greene Sprouts helps young
families establish life-long connections with the natural world through
park clean-ups and rooftop gardening and by nurturing family traditions
in parks. The program offers environmental field trips and encourages
community dialogue about appreciating and protecting the natural world.
|Prospect Park Alliance
||Through Youth Employment: Environmental
Education Programs in Prospect Park, teenagers will remove
species, stabilize slopes and expand woodchip paths. The Woodlands
Crew, a year-round, 17-member restoration team will help to preserve
Brooklyn’s last stand of forest and 60-acre lake.
|Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
||Expanding Natural Areas Park Support
broaden citizen appreciation for the flora and fauna of the Greenbelt
through guided nature walks in Staten Island’s federal, state and city
nature preserves. The project will increase active public interest in
open space protection.
|Randall's Island Sports Foundation
||KIC Natureis a two-semester program
integrating math and science, for 90 fifth- and sixth-graders. Students
will learn scientific methodology as they observe the forests and
wetlands of Randall's Island, create models, record data, form
hypotheses and write research papers.
|The River Project
||Through the Underwater Soundscape of New York
with Pictures--sound recordings of what lies beneath Pier
to The River Project’s field station and website can connect with
otherwise anonymous creatures that dwell within the Hudson River in one
of the world’s busiest ports.
|Riverhead Foundation for Marine
Efforts to Preserve and Protect the Marine Environment
Riverhead Foundation’s efforts to educate New York City
organizations--including city and state agencies, schools and
environmental organizations--about proper response techniques to use
with stranded marine mammals and turtles in urban settings.
||Through the Leafpack Network Program,
twelfth-grade students and their teachers from New York City and
Westchester County will investigate local river ecosystems by creating
an artificial leaf pack and examining it over time to discover aquatic
insects that serve as indicators of stream health.
|Rocking the Boat
||High school students will work directly with
scientists through the Bronx River Habitat Monitoring and
Program. Participants will restore riverbanks, increase
map soil and river hydrology and compile water quality data, while
maintaining a community presence along the river.
|Saw Mill River Audubon
||Audubon will construct Informational Kiosks
Pruyn Sanctuary, to be stocked with site maps and
brochures. In providing information at the entrances of Sanctuary
hiking trails to facilitate self-guided visits, the goal is to increase
public access and raise awareness of fragile wetland habitats.
|Sebago Canoe Club
||By getting more New Yorkers kayaking and canoeing
through its Open Paddle Program and offering free
lectures, the Club will increase public appreciation of aquatic natural
resources, especially the sensitive marsh ecosystems of Jamaica Bay.
|Sherman Creek Project
||The Sherman Creek Project will
school special education students at Intermediate School 143 in upper
Manhattan near the Harlem River in restoring, monitoring and conserving
the wetlands and mudflats of Sherman Creek, as they develop an
appreciation of the city's natural resources and unique wildlife. The
grant supports field trips and aquatic testing equipment.
||Twenty-two second grade classes from different
County communities, cultures and socio-economic neighborhoods will
participate in shared science learning adventures as they visit the
Hudson River and Long Island Sound. Students in SPLASH
Partners Learning about Animals of the Sound and Hudson)
dissect fish, observe specimens in classroom aquariums and study
|Staten Island Institute of Arts
||The first designated
wildlife refuge in New York State--Staten Island’s William T. Davis
Preserve--has fallen into disrepair. Through Back on Trail:
Phase I -
Field Assessment, museum scientists will conduct site
recommend plans for the Preserve's restoration and public use.
|Trees New York
||The Bronx Citizen Pruner Network and
Initiative will train community members to become citizen
trees in Bronx neighborhoods.
|Trees New York
||The Urban Forest Protection Hotline and
Service (1-877-STOP-ALB) will bolster efforts to troubleshoot
and improve reporting protocols for a New York City hotline dedicated
to reporting invasive species, including the Asian Longhorned Beetle.
||Through the NY/NJ Harbor Estuary Monitor and
Education Project, Urban Divers offers adventurous public
determine what "lives and lurks beneath our estuary." The
grant supports eco-cruises, estuary field trips, watershed monitoring
and development of the Harlem River Environmental Center.
|Urban Park Rangers
||The Natural Classroom Fund for Teachers
New York City teachers and their classes to participate in a
park-based, natural history curriculum for Kindergarten-8th-grade
students framed around activities in conservation, ecology, geology,
ornithology, botany, entomology and ichthyology.
||The Forest Project at Wave Hill
comprehensive environmental stewardship and leadership training with
college credit. Components include Street Tree Internships for
ninth-graders, seven-week paid Plant Science Internships for
tenth-twelfth-graders, GIS Internships in Riverdale Park and Junior
|Westchester Land Trust
||To develop strategies for Landscape
Protection in northwestern Westchester County, the
Trust will partner with municipal and civic leaders in Cortlandt,
Yorktown and New Castle to coordinate easements, land purchases and
land use reforms.
|Wildlife Conservation Society
||Young people from New York City high
schools will participate in marine biology internships as part of the
New York Aquarium Teen Conservation Program.
Students will research and
interpret the habitat, biology and conservation of native marine life
for visitors to the Aquarium.
|Youth Ministries for Peace and
||The Campaign to Increase
Community Knowledge and Stewardship of The Bronx River will
organizers in strategies for promoting broad public involvement with
the river and involve them in leading ecology and stewardship
workshops, planning a green roof and conducting GPS mapping for a fish
and shellfish habitat project.