SNAD Awareness Campaign!

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Did you know parts of Riverdale, Fieldston and Spuyten Duyvil are designated as a SPECIAL NATURAL AREA DISTRICT (SNAD)?


This designation was made in 1975 through the New York City Zoning Resolution.  It is an important part of protecting natural areas, guiding development to safeguard mature trees and plantings, steep slopes, and rock outcrops. 

At present there are four SNADs in NYC, including the one in our neighborhood.

This summer, the Preservancy's Special Natural Area District (SNAD) Awareness Campaign is underway to highlight this ecologically protected area that ensures preservation of green spaces for all.



How can you participate in our SNAD Awareness Campaign?

  • Download a free SNAD brochure       or  coloring sheet.

  • A "You Are in the SNAD" lawn sign*                                                    * For display on SNAD properties only. Click here to see if you are in the SNAD, which is zoned as NA-2.

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Thank you for visiting us at the Riverdale Y Sunday Market in April!

Mulch Mania
Stewards of Henry Hudson Park


Choose native plants and insect-welcoming, low-maintenence gardening practices to make pollinators at home in our community.  Joining with other communities, we can support safe contiguous ecology for these small but very important creatures which are a vital component of sustainability.

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The Riverdale Trail provides a home for native wildlife.  Private properties can join with public park areas to support local ecology, creating safe corridors for local wild life to move about the area.

Would you like to see Citibike in Riverdale, Spuyten Duyvil,
& Kingsbridge?

Learn more about  CitiBike as an affordable green transportation option in NYC. 

Sign a petition to bring public rental bikes to our community here!

Long Term Planning

The Riverdale Nature Preservancy is working with the NYC City Council through Community Board 8 to design long term development plans which will protect the future of our historic and natural resources.  Through prudent planning, we can balance communal needs for affordable housing and access to green spaces for all Bronxites with strategic protection of the unique architecture and sensitive ecological features our community enjoys.  We are working with the City Council to fine tune Speaker Corey Johnson's recent proposal, Planning Together.

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