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Get out and explore nature on Governors Island!
We depend on birds, and birds depend on us
It's no surprise that birds like trees. Trees are their homes, the place where they raise their babies, and the balconies from which they sing. As our cities continue to grow, urban tree populations have been declining.
We depend on bees, and bees depend on us
Our population is growing and we're building our homes where bees used to live. Creating green spaces like the park on Governors Island helps preserve habitat for bees.
We depend on trees, and trees depend on us.
Despite how tall and strong trees are, they still need our protection. Trees on Governors Island have it relatively good compared to trees on city streets. New York City's trees need our love too.
We depend on the hills, and the hills depend on us
As our world adapts to a changing climate, we have to be smart about our solutions. Nature-based infrastructure like parks, dunes, wetlands, oyster reefs and forests reduce the impact of storms and flooding.
We depend on our harbor, and our harbor depends on us
By restoring the health of harbor, we will help ensure that future generations have seafood buffets and clean H2O for generations to come.
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Kick back and relax on Hammock Grove
And remember that the world we depend on depends on us!