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New Year’s Day Annual Beach Walk 2019

July 31, 2019 // 0 Comments

  Coney Island has its Polar Bear Club to bring in the New Year, but on Staten Island, we walk the beach.  And have been doing so for 29 years around noon on New Year’s Day come rain or shine, snow or hail, cold, colder or coldest, whatever. The walk, sponsored by Protectors of the Pine Oak Woods (PPOW) and the Natural Resources Protected Association (NRPA), gathers environmentalists from throughout Staten Island, invites family, friends and others from outside the island to help bring in the New Year, remember those who went before us and to look forward to our next set of [...]

Staten Island Environmental Fair

April 25, 2019 // 0 Comments

    The First Environmental Fair on Staten Island has made a video to advertise its event.  Two groups have made this happen:  Staten Island Coalition for Wetlands and Forests (SICWF) and the Natural Resources Protective Association (NRPA). The Film, Paris to Pittsburg, will be shown along with presentations by government officials, doctors and scientists and tabling by environmental groups.  THE ADMISSION IS FREE. Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 9 AM to Noon on the grounds of SI University Hospital at the Regina McGinn Educational Center-475 Seaview Avenue, 10309 For more details [...]

CPR With Tony Rose

March 14, 2019 // 0 Comments

  Generally we environmentalists hear about saving animals,  preventing damage to nature and how people forget that we humans are very much a part of the environment.  Well, in this video by Pat Brady of the Staten Island Community TV show, Environmental Issues, guest Tony Rose talks of just that:  through learning CPR we consider people part of the environment and worth saving and preventing harm to. Tony is a retired nurse, a 20 year++ certified Basic CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation) and Advanced CPR instructor, a kayaker, a board member of the Staten Island Natural Protective [...]

Celebrating The Green Team

February 25, 2019 // 0 Comments

  Celebrating The Green Team in their own words: How our Green Team started: Class 601 visited the Great Kills beach for a clean-up at the Clean Ocean Action Summit (through NRPA). While cleaning, students and teachers noted the excessive amounts of plastic waste. After a school dance, we noticed that there was a large amount of plastic water bottles thrown away, some partially filled. After the beach clean-up and school dance, students decided to form a group to take action and reduce the amount of plastic bottles in our school.   Our Goal:   Our current goal is to reduce the [...]

Environmental Issue’s Ghost Fleet of Staten Island

November 30, 2018 // 0 Comments

  Staten Island’s Environmental Issues on SI Community TV sends us a program about the Ghost Ships off the north coast of Staten Island and kayaking around them.  Host/Producer Pat Brady interviews Tony Rose of the Natural Resources Protective Association and Jacquelyn Krogh, Director of Kayak, SI.  Tony takes us through his slides of the Ghost Ships and has brought in one of his kayaks for a demonstration with [...]

Atlantic Drilling-The Environmental Response

October 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

    Tony Rose of Staten Island’s NRPA  (Natural Resources Protective Association), joins Matt Gove, Policy Manager of the Mid-Atlantic Surfrider Foundation and Peter Blair, Policy Attorney of Clean Ocean Action on Pat Brady’s Environmental Issues Broadcast to discuss the environmental response to present and future Atlantic Drilling possibilities and past experiences that have occurred. This show is part of a continuing series produced by Pat Brady, Associate Professor at the College of Staten Island, which can be seen on the public access TV on Staten Island:  Staten Island [...]

North Shore Wetlands Last Stand

May 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

  Pat Brady brings together Staten Islanders on the topic of “Overdevelopment” in the Graniteville Wetlands section of SI in this episode of Environmental Issues from Staten Island’s public access cable TV.. The battle to save this marshland and forest is “Not Over” or a “Done Deal” as Mark Blazejeski and Kathy Romanelli of The Friends of Graniteville Quarry, Saul Porter of the Coalition for Wetlands and Forests, Tony Rose of the Natural Resources Protective Association, Jack Bolembach of The Protectors of the Pine Oaks and Arthur Siegel, a documentarian/activist, state [...]

Staten Island Student Summit

April 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

  Environmental Activism and learning about the environment can start at any age as this video documents.  Local Staten Island mid-school students came together on the beaches of Great Kills park to listen, view and touch oceanic presentations at 12 rotating stations. With notepads in hand, the students saw and touched animals under the guidance of park rangers; performed soil testing; watched eels go upstream; did some fishing, some cleaning of the beach, learned to identify marine life and scuba equipment and usage, and much more for about 4 hours. This event was sponsored by the [...]

It’s My Park Event at Graniteville

March 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

  Whose park is this? It’s YOURS and MINE and EVERYONE’S! One of the many activities that the Natural Resources Protective Association (NRPA) does is cleaning-up at natural areas, such as in the much neglected park area of the Graniteville wetlands and forest in Staten Island. This video follows Jim Scarcella, president of NRPA, and his fellow volunteers as they do the clean-up work and explain what and why they are doing this and what they hope to achieve. NRPA will be doing more such clean-ups at Staten Island’s beaches, waterfronts, parks and other neglected natural [...]