Welcome to the
Seaside Wildflower Wildlife Nature Park
abandoned sites or neglected properties
in local neighborhoods. Pursue public
officials, civic organizations or applicable parties to form
a "turnaround" plan to
turn them around into prideful community assets.
Project:In 1994, Anthony & Shirlee Marraccini established the
predecessor grassroots effort when they began rescuing and
preserving an undeveloped seaside derelict area. They
initiated the plan to have 30 acres of vacant property
transferred to NYC Parks with the goal to create the
"Seaside Wildlife Nature Park".
is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization whose
mission is to transform negative conditions within a local
community into a source of pride. TFI is totally volunteer
staffed, no payroll, no employees.
with currently 5 acres. An additional 15 acres are to be
added by year 2006. TFI has already installed a
, Living Memorial Grove of Healing, lawns, walkways, benches,
bushes and trees. The park is beautifully landscaped and
being enjoyed by the public on a daily basis.
We believe that this will be the start a national
grassroots movement for local groups to solve their
neighborhood problems. The Seaside Nature Park Project will
be a model to motivate, educate and guide other neighborhood
groups in overcoming similar negative properties in their