Environmental Conservation on Long Island
Various opportunities to get involved in taking action to fight climate change with nature based solutions. The better we care for our parks, and work together on vital environmental conservation causes and activities, the more resilient our environment becomes.
Review a Park
Review A Park and receive 4 hours of community service for 4 hours of time well spent. You don't need to be an expert to participate, but you do need to have spent time directly observing the park you are reviewing. Once submitted, we'll review and get back to you shortly.
Let us know if you are under any deadlines. Thank you in advance for your efforts.
Alternatively, consider getting certified for your efforts. You will receive more guidance and coaching, and more benefits, as follows:
Become familiar with a broad range of topics, and at the same time, we encourage you to refine your interests:
Environmental Conservation Certificate
The Environmental Conservation Service Certificate is something you do on your own schedule, But we work with you, providing you options on the best parks and/or events to review, based on your interests. We'll also introduce you to some local environmentalists who can also help refine your knowledge, skills, and experience as your work progresses. We'll make it easier for you to find local environmental conservationists to expand you skills.
Part of your tuition fees enable us to keep and expand our environmental conservation directory which lists environmentalists throughout Long Island. We work to care for our parklands, open spaces, and natural resources. We also use tuition fees to cover our advocacy work for Long Island parklands.
Find Environmental Conservationists on Long Island
Explore links to the parks that these environmental conservationists service. Search by name, keyword or specialty.
Master Naturalist Certification*
The Master Naturalist Certification program is a well-rounded introduction to the Long Island natural environment, connecting you with local experts in this train-the-trainer program. We encourage you to expand your knowledge by becoming familiar with a broad range of topics, and at the same time encourage you to refine your interests. Prerequisite is an Environmental Conservation Certificate. The program includes 6 full days of intensive field training in each of the core modules. Registration will be $360 and nonrefundable.
* The Master Naturalist Certificate program isn't currently offered. It will be offered again when there is more interest.
Master Naturalist Graduates