Purpose

This is Protectors of Pine Oak Woods annual spring Greenbelt walk, but with an emphasis on their efforts to secure preservation of Pouch Camp.

Join us for a rally at the kickoff at 10 a.m. Those not joining the walk may choose to meet up with us at noon for lunch at Berlin Lodge overlooking beautiful Orbach Lake in Pouch Camp.

We ask that you bring your own lunch and beverage. Speakers will be on-hand to talk about how vital it is to preserve all of Pouch Camp. The Protectors walk then continues at 1 p.m. Our walk covers ten miles at a comfortable pace. See wonderful vistas, beautiful woodlands and the blooming of the Pinxter Azalea, Highbush Blueberry and Canada Mayflower throughout our Greenbelt.

Meet at our new meeting place where parking is easier: the beginning of the Blue Line Trail, at the end of Staten Island Blvd. (at the end of the road right above Petrides School which intersects Ocean Terrace).

Bring lunch, beverage and sturdy walking shoes as well as camera, binoculars and field guides. We go in all weather but walk is shortened if high pollution levels occur.

For more information call Dominick Durso at (718) 967-0379 or Chuck Perry at (718) 667-1393.