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ASLANY- Highbridge Park Walking Tour with the Natural Areas Conservancy


Wednesday, May 22, 2024 @ 6:30 pm EDT
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 @ 8:00 pm EDT


Highbridge Park
Sugar Hill Luminaries Lawn, W. 155th Street & Edgecombe Ave, New York, NY 10032




Start: Wednesday, May 22, 2024 @ 6:30 pm EDT
End: Wednesday, May 22, 2024 @ 8:00 pm EDT



Join ASLANY for  a Highbridge Park Walking Tour with the Natural Areas Conservancy – Forest Management and Stewardship Planning in a Unique Urban Park.

Highbridge Park is a 130-acre city park stretching along the easternmost edge of Manhattan in Washington Heights. The park’s 102 acres of forested natural areas cover a high cliff sloping down to the Harlem River. The park is notable for dramatic geologic features, native forests, and abundant wildlife as well as the historic High Bridge and water tower. 

The Natural Areas Conservancy will lead a walking tour on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail traversing through forests, rocky viewpoints, and restoration areas. We will talk about recent community engagement to develop stewardship management and successful partnerships in caring for the unique nature found in the park.

1.5 LACES CEUs approved

The tour will be led by Helen Forgione. Helen is a plant ecologist and restoration scientist with over 35 years of work experience in New York City’s metropolitan area.

She is a member of the Research & Conservation Team and advises on and contributes to the NAC’s wetlands and forest research protocols and mentors field training. She has produced recent work on funding trends for forested natural area care and developed and guided the organizations’ citywide assessment of NYC’s natural areas–now poised for a 10-year refresh–and was an author of the Forest Management and Wetlands Management Frameworks. In her work directing the NAC’s Conservancy Engagement Program, she connected community stewards to the science-based management tools developed from the Forest Management Framework.
Helen previously served as deputy director of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection’s Ecological Services Division, managing salt marsh and landfill restoration and piloting green infrastructure in the city. Helen holds a Master of Science in ecology and evolutionary biology from Rutgers and a BS in biology from the University of Connecticut.

We recommend bringing water and dressing for hiking with good shoes & pants. We will mostly be on a trail, with some portions through rocky terrain.





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