NRPA

Natural Resources Protective Association: Protecting the marine environment since 1977

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Events

Please note that due to the current coronavirus situation, please contact Jim Scarcella at [email protected] to see if event has been cancelled.

*Please note due to COVID-19, meetings will be currently held by video conference on Zoom until further notice.  Please contact Richard Chan at [email protected] for meeting login.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 – Natural Resources Protective Association video monthly meeting at 7:30 PM on Zoom. Please send email to Richie Chan at [email protected] for instructions.

Saturday, September 19, 2020 – NRPA beach cleanup from 9 AM – 12 noon at Lemon Creek Park Sharrott Avenue (Dorothy Fitzgerald) Pier beach cleanup, as part of International Beach Clean-up day. Join NRPA and Protectors of Pine Oak Woods for the annual clean up, we use data sheet to attempt to source the debris, recycling and garbage removal.  Face masks required (available), gloves, bags, refreshments provided, community service hours certified. Info: Jim Scarcella, 718-873-4291. click here for directions

Saturday, October 3, 2020 – NRPA beach cleanup from 10 AM – 1 PM at Conference House sponsored with Councilman Borelli and NYC H2O. Meet that the bottom of Hylan Boulevard and Satterlee Street, Tottenville. Join us for estuary ecology awareness, debris removal, recycling, and a seine net discovery of the marine critters that call Raritan Bay home. Face masks required (available), gloves, bags, refreshments provided, community service certified. Info: Jim Scarcella, 718-873-4291, Matt Malina, 917-656-2984. click here for directions

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 – Natural Resources Protective Association video monthly meeting at 7:30 PM on Zoom.  Please send email to Richie Chan at [email protected] for instructions.

Saturday, October 10, 2020 – NRPA/ Baykeeper Arthur Kill Salt March cleanup from 9 AM – 12 noon at Blazing Star Marsh, Arthur Kill Road and Rossville Avenue, Rossville. Join us as we remove the garbage and debris from careless individuals and polluters. Face masks required (available), recycling encouraged, gloves, bags, and refreshments provided. Info: Jim Scarcella, 718-873-4291, Tony Rose, 917- 604 5581 click here for directions

Tentative – Thursday, October 22, 2020 – Student Summit from 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM at Great Kills Park Gateway. Sponsored by NRPA/NPS, S.I. Borough President, and Northfield Bank. Face masks required (available). A morning-long education of middle schoolers and their teachers, covering beach ecology, plastic reduction, fishing, marine ecology, kayaking and more.  Students will have workbooks and receive classroom credit.  Volunteers are needed, this is a great learning experience for these adolescents and the adults also. Very rewarding! Info: Tony Rose, 917-604-5581, Jim Scarcella, 718-873-4291. click here for directions

Sunday, November 8, 2020 – NRPA Shoreline Clean up at Front Street, Clifton – Stapleton from 10 AM to 1 PM. Sponsored by Anti-Litter campaign of Borough President James Oddo and Richmond County District Attorney Mike McMahon. Face masks required (available), gloves, bags, refreshments provided, community service certified. Info: Tony Rose 917-604-5581, Jim Scarcella, 718-873-4291. click here for directions

Tentative – Tuesday, December 1, 2020 – NRPA monthly meeting and social Holiday Gathering, at Blue Heron Park Nature Center parking lot, 222 Poillon Avenue, Huguenot.  From 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Face masks required (available), bring an individual meal or sandwich for yourself, refreshments provided. Info Jim Scarcella 718-873 4291 click here for directions

Friday, January 1, 2021, 31st Annual New Year’s Day Beach hike at Gateway, Great Kills Park, Staten Island. Info Jim Scarcella 718-873-4291, Cliff Hagen, Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, 718-313-8591. click here for directions

Meeting Schedule for 2020

Meeting location at the Regina M. McGinn, MD Medical Education Center at Staten Island University Hospital 2nd floor, 475 Seaview Ave, Staten Island, NY 10305. Please use the entrance with the awning between the main entrance and the Emergency Room.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
July no meeting
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
November no meeting
Tuesday, December 1, 2020