The Staten Island Bluebelt is a system of freshwater wetlands that naturally filter and drain storm water runoff.  It is managed by The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

DEP maintains the Staten Island Bluebelt for storm water management instead of storm sewers.

You can get more information about the Staten Island Bluebelt.

Learn more about the Bluebelt Program.

The Bluebelt Program offers local people, community groups, and companies an opportunity to enhance Staten Island's open spaces by acting as sponsors who adopt parts of the Bluebelt.

Under the Adopt a Bluebelt program, sponsors can hire private companies to maintain Bluebelt sites. Each sponsor's generosity is acknowledged with a sign displaying their name at the adopted site.

DEP also sponsors six "Friends of the Bluebelt" cleanup events each year and provides opportunities for groups to organize their own events.

You can get general information from DEP about Bluebelt property maintenance, including how to adopt a Bluebelt.

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for help.

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