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Who We Are

NEW YORK RESTORATION PROJECT (NYRP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming open space in under-resourced communities to create a greener, more sustainable New York City. Since our founding in 1995 by Bette Midler, NYRP has planted trees, renovated gardens, restored parks, and transformed open space for communities throughout New York City's five boroughs. As New York's only citywide conservancy, we bring private resources to spaces that lack municipal support, fortifying the City's aging infrastructure and creating a healthier environment for those who live in the most densely populated and least green neighborhoods.

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Greening NYC

Unlike traditional conservancies that care for a specific place, NYRP is the only New York City conservancy that works citywide, bringing private resources to spaces that lack adequate municipal support. We are dedicated to the belief that all New Yorkers deserve access to beautiful, high-quality open space.

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View from the Garden: Nayda Maymi

Community Gardener

View from the Garden: Nayda Maymi

Don't let the weather fool you, spring is around the corner. In anticipation, we're sharing some stories from our gardeners last spring. Nayda Maymi began gardening at the Essex Street Community Garden four years ago. As she strolled from one garden bed to another, inspecting the growing bok choy and tomatoes, she told us how she became involved with the garden.

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How to Get Involved

From volunteering at a community garden, contributing to a greening initiative, and joining us at an NYRP event, there are many ways to get involved with NYRP. No contribution is too small - when you support New York Restoration Project (NYRP), you're contributing to a cleaner, greener, healthier New York City for all!

Make a Donation

Make a Donation

Your contribution allows us to restore and revitalize city parks, maintain NYRP's 52 community gardens, plant thousands of trees across the five boroughs and educate children about the benefits of nature – the more you give, the more we can do!

Volunteer with NYRP

Volunteer with NYRP

Join New York Restoration Project (NYRP) in planting and caring for trees, cleaning parks, planting flowers in community gardens – even helping out in our office. There’s so much to do and so many chances to get involved!

Join us at an Event

Join us at an Event

NYRP hosts free public events all over New York City. Find a free event, from outdoor yoga and concerts to chicken-keeping workshops and Shakespeare performances. Enjoy the outdoors!

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