Washington Square Park

Greenwich Village, New York City

 

Organization Description: 

Washington Square Park Eco Projects is an environmental initiative focused on this 9.75-acre public park in Greenwich Village, New York City. Our mission is to celebrate and conserve the nature of Washington Square Park through monitoring, education, and advocacy. 

Organization Goals:

  • Monitor plant and animal populations in the park

  • Create a nature database for the park

  • Host environmental learning opportunities in the park

  • Develop environmental education resources

  • Advocate for ecologically-sound urban forest structure and function

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Phenology Project Description:

The Washington Square Park Phenology project will collect long-term plant phenology data in Washington Square Park to create a record of seasonal changes in the park, will contribute to regional phenology studies, and will provide community science and environmental learning opportunities.

To learn more about Washington Square Park Phenology Project or to get involved: 

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Which species are being studied?

 

Plants

  • Flowering dogwood, Cornus florida

  • Kwanzan cherry (#1), Prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan' or 'Kanzan'

  • Star magnolia, Magnolia stellata

  • Silver maple, Acer saccharinum

  • Red maple, Acer rubrum

  • Kousa dogwood, Cornus kousa

  • Tuliptree, Liriodendron tulipifera

  • Yoshino cherry, Prunus x yedoensis

  • Kwanzan cherry (#2), Prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan' or 'Kanzan'

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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.