The Nature Conservancy’s work throughout the state affects New York City residents every day. Consider this:
- We’re helping protect the Catskill forests that provide New York City with some of the freshest, cleanest, naturally-filtered drinking water in the country.
- Our research is behind draft legislation to clean up the air and protect New Yorkers from public health risks associated with acid rain and mercury deposition.
- Conservancy scientists are working with communities from Manhattan to Montauk to minimize the impact of sea level rise from global warming that could wipe out billions of dollars in property value along with countless species of plants and animals.
- Conservancy shellfish and other marine restoration projects on Long Island and along the Hudson River ensure New Yorkers will always have access to sustainable, locally-harvested oysters, clams, scallops and fish.
Although our work in New York may be local, it is also always connected to the big picture. With a global mission, a presence in all 50 states and projects in 37 countries, there’s a good chance you’ll find The Nature Conservancy working in places that are close to your heart and your roots.
So whether you’re interested in birding in Central Park, preserving the Adirondacks or saving coral reefs in the Caribbean, the New York City office of The Nature Conservancy has something for you. We host hikes, a speaker series, social events and even a high school internship program.
Please take a moment to learn about what we do and support our work in New York and around the world.