NRPA

Natural Resources Protective Association: Protecting the marine environment since 1977

Events

NRPA Calendar All events, including face to face monthly meetings are TENATIVE due to COVID-19, please call to confirm Jim Scarcella to confirm – 718-873-4291

Saturday, January 1, 2022, from 12 PM to 2 PM, 32nd Annual New Year’s Day Beach walk at Great Kills Park, Gateway NRA. Meet at Buffalo Street entrance to the park. Join NRPA and Protectors for a fresh start to 2022 with a halfmile walk to Crookes Point. Help us explore the beach in winter. Info: Cliff Hagen PPOW 718-313-8591, or Jim Scarcella 718-873-4291.

Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 7:30 PM, NRPA Monthly meeting at Regina McGuinn Center Seaview Avenue, SIUH  North, OR Covid 19 protocol, by Zoom, info Jim, 718-873-4291.

Tuesday, February 1, 2022, 7:30 PM, NRPA Monthly meeting at Regina McGuinn Center Seaview Avenue, SIUH  North, OR Covid 19 protocol, by Zoom, info Jim, 718-873-4291.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 7:30 PM, NRPA Monthly meeting at Regina McGuinn Center Seaview Avenue, SIUH North,
OR Covid 19 protocol, by Zoom, info Jim, 718-873-4291.

Saturday, March 19, 2022, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM, Oakwood Beach at Tarlton Street cleanup, gloves, bags, refreshments provided, community service certified. Info Jim: 718-873-4291.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 7:30 PM, NRPA Monthly meeting at Regina McGuinn Center Seaview Avenue, SIUH North,  OR Covid 19 protocol, by Zoom, info Jim, 718-873-4291.

Saturday, April 16, 2022, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Lemon Creek Park beach cleanup at Seguine Avenue, gloves, bags, refreshments provided, community service certified, Info Jim: 718-873-4291.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 7:30 PM, NRPA Monthly meeting at Regina McGuinn Center Seaview Avenue, SIUH North,  OR Covid 19 protocol, by Zoom, info Jim, 718-873-4291.

Sunday, May 8, 2022, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Fort Wadsworth Beach cleanup with National Park Service, meet at  Hudson Loop Campground off of USS North Carolina Road. Gloves, bags, refreshments provided, Community service  certified, info Jim: 718-873-4291

From the past:
New Year’s Day Annual Beach Walk 2019
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 environmental goals.
Thank you Charlie Olson of The Environmental TV www.theenvironmenttv.com
 
One more from the past:
30th Anniversary of Staten Island New Year’s Beach Walk: 2020
Instead of jumping into the ice-cold waters of Coney Island on New Year’s Day as the Polar Bear Club does, people here meet at Staten Island’s Great Kills Park, a part of the Gateway National Recreation Area, and walk a few miles along the beach with a stop at Crooke’s Point, a rock jetty at the halfway point, for a toast before continuing on through the scenic views of beach, sky, clouds, trees, sand, gulls, houses, beautiful waters and boats by the rocks at the end of their journey where they all eat, drink and talk about the coming environmental year.
This walk is sponsored by the Natural Resources Protection Association and the Protectors of the Pine Oak Woods and joined by people from many Staten Island groups, as well as, other brave souls from anywhere else.
They have been doing this through snow, rain, sleet, cold, very cold, very, very cold, and still very, very, very, very cold times.
Thank you Charlie Olson from The Environmental TV www.theenvironmenttv.com