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Who We Are & What We Do

Every May, NYC Wildflower Week presents free events to showcase the NYC native plants that grow wild in 53,000 acres of open space. We help New Yorkers to get to know the nature in their own backyard and encourage them to protect these plants for future generations.

Hiking in Forest

Mission

NYC Wildflower Week connects New Yorkers to their local environment and advocates for an urban landscape that is equitable, beautiful, and ecologically resilient.

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Values

Community

Partnering with grassroots to create greener spaces in NYC neighborhoods.

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Health

Embracing local biodiversity boosts New Yorkers' well-being .

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Ecology

Raising ecological awareness creates a more resilient city. 

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Equity

Working towards equal access to nature for all

New Yorkers.

Meet the Team

Mariellé Anzelone

Executive Director, Founder

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Advisory Board

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Dr. Georgia Silvera Seamans

Local Nature Lab

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In the News

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Fiscal Sponsor - the Torrey Botanical Society

NYC Wildflower Week is hosted by the Torrey Botanical Society as a way to re-engage New Yorkers with the natural heritage so beloved by our namesake, John Torrey. 

The Society promotes the exploration and study of plant life, with particular focus on the flora of the New York City metro area. Today, it fosters and supports floristic curiosity through indoor meetings (lectures), outdoor meetings (plant walks), fellowships that support graduate study, and publications. 

For More Info

Learn more about the Torrey Botanical Society, 

Donate

Support botanical research and education

 

Image by John Dean

Collaborator: Elizabeth Daggar, Electrofork

Special thanks to: Becky Hrdy, Past-Treasurer, Torrey Botanical Society

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