Day 1079


December 13th, 2014

In Loving Memory of Anthony D. Paino

What's a Bluebelt?

The Staten Island Bluebelt is an award winning, ecologically sound and cost-effective stormwater management for approximately one third of Staten Island’s land area. The program preserves natural drainage corridors, called Bluebelts, including streams, ponds, and other wetland areas. Preservation of these wetland systems allows them to perform their functions of conveying, storing, and filtering stormwater. In addition, the Bluebelts provide important community open spaces and diverse wildlife habitats. The Bluebelt program saves tens of millions of dollars in infrastructure costs when compared to providing conventional storm sewers for the same land area. This program demonstrates how wetland preservation can be economically prudent and environmentally responsible.
The Adopt-A-Bluebelt program "offers local community groups, companies and individuals an opportunity to enhance Staten Island's open spaces by acting as Sponsors who adopt parts of the Bluebelt." Many sections of Bluebelt have been adopted by families in honor of lost loved ones, and since much Bluebelt land is swampy and inaccessible, the roadside Adopt-A-Bluebelt memorials, while having nothing to do with stormwater management, are often the Bluebelts' most publicly visible features.


  1. barbara polo says:

    I am interested in adopting a bluebelt. How do I go about doing this?

    • joseph yodice says:

      good evening my family and i are very interested in the adopt a bluebelt program we have a couple of site we are very interested in we have been in the contractor business for over 40 years and have just lost our son do to lung failure from a seizure and we have multiple family and friends to maintain the site we would appreciate if someone can get back to us we look forward too working with adopt a blubelt thank you have a wonderful night

  2. Santo Garofolo says:

    Sorry about your son, but why not start with the bluebelt down the street from your own house. Your neighbors pick up your trash literally everyday that you toss out your truck. Starbucks cups by the dozen, mail, prescription receipts, all stuff with your info on it, everyday non-stop. It’s unfortunate but hopefully it can be corrected.

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