Community greenways collaborative

Bearsville, New York

 

Organization description: 

Community Greenways Collaborative (CGC) is a not for profit organization focused on

developing community research capacity to drive habitat connectivity and plant and pollinator conservation and education.  Located within the Catskill Park, the CGC property is a site for primary research on plant-pollinator relationships and is being managed as a demonstration site for homeonwers and land managers who are intersted in building phenology trails, pollinator gardens, rain gardens, wildlife-friendly streamside buffer zones, and other ecological landscaping and habitat restoration initiatives on their properties. CGC founded the New York Phenology Project and is managing the implementation at each partner site. 

 

 Organization Mission and Goals:

  • Catalyzes green initiatives for organizations, schools, and individuals;

  • Links federal, state, and local planning with community engagement;

  • Develops community research capacity to drive habitat connectivity and plant and pollinator conservation and education

  • Incubates initiatives inside organizations to develop community science research and education programs

  • Conducts primary research on ecological connectivity (focused on plants and pollinators)

  

Phenology Project Description:

The CGC Happy Valley Phenology Trail was established Spring of 2014. The trail is managed by Kerissa Battle and Kemp Battle. This project is actively recruiting citizen scientists and is testing curriculum for school groups and teacher professional development workshops. 

 

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Community Greenways Collaborative manages the New York Phenology Project, utilizing the USA-National Phenology Network database and Nature's Notebook observation platform.