Beavers Return to Manhattan after near 300-Year Absence


"A beaver has been sighted at Sherman Creek Park, but it doesn't look like it settled down there," said Ben Saddock, a local birdwatcher and frequent visitor to the park. "There were no visible signs of a lodge," he said.

The Sherman Creek Beaver, who some call "Sherm," was spotted by several residents and members of NYRP staff, the first beaver sightings in Manhattan since before the U.S. became a country. The possibility of beavers returning to Manhattan was predicted years ago, however, after a pair of beavers were spotted in the Bronx River in 2007. It is unknown if Sherm is related.

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Bringing Nature Into Gardens and Parks


After a long harsh winter, our thoughts turn to spring, anticipating green shoots, spring flowers, warm weather, and the sound of birds singing and insects humming. To take advantage of the change in season, adapt your garden to create natural habitats, attracting more wildlife right on your doorstep and make your own contribution to the "Greener NYC" initiative.

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Prepare Your Garden For Spring!


Winter is in full swing, and while New York City is wrestling through several bouts of snow and bone-chilling low temperatures, many people cannot wait for the cold spell to be over, so they can welcome spring this year.

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Meet the Brownstones!


In 1996, Diane Brownstone read an article in Better Homes & Gardens about an organization that was transforming abandoned, vacant lots into vibrant community gardens. “I was so taken by the magic of it,” she said. “I just had to get involved!”

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Etsy Plants Trees with NYRP


Yes, your favorite shop that’s keeping commerce human teamed up with the New York Restoration Project and Urban Offsets, a national sustainably leader, to plant trees in New York City and Hudson, New York.

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Shake Up Thanksgiving with NYRP’s Recipe of the Month


NYRP has interviewed and cataloged the recipes of our amazing community gardeners throughout the five boroughs so that your Thanksgiving, holidays, and New Year’s recipes will be foolproof, hearty, and full of love.

This month, we’re sharing an incredibly delightful Linguine Salad recipe from Target Bronx’s Miriam Tabb. Enjoy!

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NYRP’s Deborah Marton Goes to New Zealand


“We want the land that we provide to become a jumping-off point for building strength in that particular community by increasing social ties between the people there,” explained Deborah Marton, Executive Director of NYRP, on a recent trip to Auckland, New Zealand.

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