Manhattan Island Foundation
Support and expand public Learn-to-Swim programs throughout New York City, particularly those that serve at-risk youth; raise public awareness of waters that surround New York by supporting efforts to clean and protect them.
Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance
Strives to clean NY & NJ Harbor and waterways and make more accessible for recreation, transportation, education.
Citywide program to plant and care for one million new trees across the City's five boroughs over the next decade.
Monitor and protect threatened community gardens throughout NYC.
Municipal Art Society
Sustainable city planning think-tank; produce reports, research, and position papers on a range of issues and initiatives.
Natural Resources Defense Council
Legislative work on a broad range of environmental issues.
New York City Environmental Justice Alliance
Umbrella organization of environmental justice activists.
New York City Parks & Recreation
Steward of more than 29,000 acres of land, over 800 athletic fields, nearly 1,000 playgrounds, five major stadia, 550 tennis courts, 54 public pools, 51 recreational facilities, 15 nature centers, 13 golf courses, and 14 miles of beaches.
New York City Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Works to conserve soil and water resources of New York City, to improve water quality, to control and prevent soil erosion and sediment damage, to preserve and enhance natural resources, to control and abate non-point sources of water pollution, to protect public lands, and to promote the health, safety, and general welfare of the city.
New Yorkers for Parks
Works to promote and protect the city's 28,800 acres of parkland.
New York League of Conservation Voters
Advocacy and organizing around city and state-wide environmental policy issues.
New York/New Jersey Baykeeper
Work to protect, preserve, and restore the ecological integrity and productivity of the Hudson-Raritan Estuary.
New York/New Jersey Harbor Estuary Program
EPA backed effort to develop and implement a plan to protect, conserve, and restore estuary.
New York Public Interest Research Group
Consumer, environmental, and government reform organization.
New York Restoration Project
Reclaim, restore, and develop under-resourced parks, community gardens, and other open spaces in New York City.
New York Sea Grants
Scientific research, policy analysis, and planning efforts to protect and rehabilitate coastal resources.
New York Sun Works
Floating barge on Hudson that hosts sustainable urban farm and environmental education workshops.
North Shore Community Coalition for Environmental Justice
Brings together community organizations, businesses, academic institutions, and residents to address the environmental health concerns of the North Shore of Staten Island, in partnerships with government agencies and community action.
North Shore Waterfront Conservancy of Staten Island
Public access and revitalization of Staten Island's North Shore waterfront along the Kill Van Kull from St. George to Arlington.
Maps of open space and community resources in NYC.
Open Space Alliance
OSA works to raise funds for capital projects and community programs for Parks in Northern Brooklyn.
Project for Public Spaces
Policy and planning around usage of public space in NYC.
Partnerships for Parks
Recruits volunteers and provides technical training for underserved NYC Parks.
Work to protect the Pier and preserve it as a green space.
Prospect Park Alliance
Nonprofit support group for Prospect Park.
Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Land conservation on Staten Island.
Queens Botanical Garden
Queens Botanical Garden is an urban oasis where people, plants, and cultures
are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs, and demonstrations of environmental stewardship.
Promote everyday bicycle use, conduct environmental trainings, and bicycle repair workshops in NYC public schools and after-school programs.
Red Hook Boaters
Dedicated to providing waterfront access and public education.
Regional Plan Association
Regional planning organization that works to shape transportation systems, protect open spaces, and promote community design.
Riverdale Nature Preservancy
Protect and preserve natural beauty and neighborhood character of Riverdale through public information, monitoring of development, and long-term planning.
The River Project
Protect and restore Hudson River estuary through scientific research, hands-on environmental education, and urban habitat improvement.
Riverside Park Fund
Support group for Riverside Park, offering environmental education for youth and families, and community service opportunities.
Rockaway Waterfront Alliance
Promote conservation, education, and recreation at the Rockaway waterfront.
Rocking the Boat
Traditional wooden boatbuilding and on-water education, primarily with students and community members from the South Bronx.
bureau of waste prevention, reuse and recycling
field trips and tours
nyc compost project
nyc reuse organizations
nyc organizations creating green spaces
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