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Nearly 40 percent of New York City´s parkland—approximately 11,000 acres—comprises natural rocky shorelines and beaches, wetlands, meadows, and forests. These areas bring tremendous benefits to the city, including improvements to air and water quality, provision of habitat for wild plants and animals, retention of greenhouse gases, and reduction of energy costs. To further realize the benefits provided by our natural environment, the City will expand efforts to reforest approximately 2,000 acres of parkland by 2030, without compromising space for existing recreational facilities.

Visit the MillionTreesNYC PlaNYC Reforestation page for more information

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