Natural Areas Conservancy - Alley Pond Park, Queens
Urban Offsets is excited to partner with the Natural Area Conservancy (NAC) to provide the opportunity to support the restoration and long-term care of New York City's natural areas. This program provides an investment pathway to sustain and promote nature’s diversity and resilience across the five boroughs for the benefit and enjoyment of all.
In our first year of partnership with the NAC, Urban Offsets is proud to offer the Alley Pond Park Phase IIIA project located in Queens. Your support will help protect the site’s biodiversity and unique forest communities, improve the natural habitat for Great Horned owls, downy woodpeckers, coyotes, red-backed salamanders, and native wildflowers such as the spotted Joe Pye Weed and New York Aster all while mitigating storm water runoff, filtering pollutants and improving carbon sequestration.
From naturalareasnyc.org: The Natural Areas Conservancy is a champion of NYC’s 20,000 acres of forests and wetlands for the benefit and enjoyment of all. Their team of scientists and experts promote nature’s diversity and resilience across the five boroughs, working in close partnership with the City of New York. Work includes growing healthy forests, improving coastal resilience, conducting groundbreaking research, and getting New Yorkers outside through volunteer events, tours, lectures, and trail improvements.
West of 233rd Street in Queens, one block west of PS 98 “The Douglaston School”, zip code 11363.
The Alley Pond Park Phase IIIA project is five contiguous acres of freshwater and saltwater wetlands, tidal flats, meadows, and forests. 2,000 native trees and 1,000 shrubs will be planted across the site over the five-year project in accordance with the Forest Management Framework for the City of New York.
please visit the NAC website to learn more.