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Environmental Monitoring Intern: Josephine Hill-James

Josephine Hill-James

Josephine Hill-James is an Environmental Monitoring Intern this summer. She is working on a project analyzing the soil in a forested area of Freshkills Park to examine how the health of the soil can demonstrate the resilience of the park’s ecosystems.


Environmental Monitoring Intern: Jocelyn Zorn

Jocelyn Zorn

Jocelyn Zorn is an environmental science student at Sarah Lawrence College, and will be spending her final semester as an undergraduate studying tropical biology in Costa Rica this fall. She is working on monitoring the ongoing environmental restoration of Freshkills Park this summer.


From Behind the Mounds: Summertime in the Salt Marsh

Freshkills Park wetlands

2,200 total acres. 990 acres of former landfill. Last garbage barge in 2001. 150 million tons of garbage. Located along the Arthur Kill, Great Fresh Kill, Richmond Creek and Main Creek.

No, it didn’t matter how many facts I tried to memorize in preparation for my internship with Freshkills Park, because nothing can really prepare you for your first site visit.


From Behind the Mounds: Park Planning at the 18th Annual Green Horizons Conference

Late last month, Freshkills Park held a workshop at NYC’s Green Horizons Conference for Middle School students. Students and volunteers gathered on what began as a rainy, blustery day in nature to learn about different careers in Natural Resources and the Environment at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden.


The impact of domestic cats on urban wildlife

Have you ever wondered what kind of mischief a pet cat could get into at Freshkills Park? Given that household cats are non-native predators in the urban environment, one might wonder what impact, if any, the intrepid felines of Staten Island will have on the native wildlife that make their home in the restored habitats of Freshkills Park.


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