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Who We Are & What We Do

Every May, NYC Wildflower Week presents free events to showcase the native plants that grow wild across the 5 boroughs. 

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Mission

NYC Wildflower Week helps New Yorkers fall in love with their local wildflowers and advocates for an urban landscape that is equitable, beautiful, and ecologically resilient.

Our initiatives

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

Marielle Anzelone

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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Marielle Anzelone

In the News

Profile of Marielle Anzelone in the New York Times
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Marielle Anzelone opinion piece in the New York Times

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

The Society promotes the exploration and study of plant life, with a 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. 

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Collaborator: Elizabeth Daggar, Electrofork

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

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