GIVING TUESDAY

As we near the end of the year, we reflect on how much your support means to the Mianus River Gorge today and every day. And we know we’ve asked you for a lot in 2021 … if you’ve already given to help with the recent land purchase, we thank you and ask if you […]

Car Donation Benefits MRG

Now is a great time to donate your old vehicle to MRG! We have partnered with Donate For Charity (www.donateforcharity.com) for vehicle donations, and it couldn’t be any easier. If you have a vehicle you wish to donate, please visit the Ways To Donate tab on our website. The link to DFC takes you straight […]

Outdoor Observer

Change is sometimes good… or at least not all bad By Rod Christie, Mianus River Gorge Executive Director October 6, 2021 The Eastern Forest of North America has undergone great change since 45% of the US was covered in old-growth forest. The Eastern Forest of North America has undergone great change since 45% of the […]

Planting in the Preserve

MRG’s restoration garden was a success right from the start. Starting in 2016, Rod Christie spent many hours collecting seeds from local wildflower stock and planting them in raised beds with covers to protect plants from chipmunks and other predators. Once mature, these plants were then used as seed and plant sources for a wide […]

Trail Maintenance, Restoration, & Stewardship

On arguably the hottest day this summer, Director of Land Management Budd Veverka, Preserve Steward Jean-Luc Plante, and Summer Intern Leah Cass set out to do a major trail maintenance project. Their task was to build new steps on a steep part of the trail, just south of the Overlook, to improve footing and minimize […]

Jim Todd Land pond along MRR

Saving the Jim Todd Land

For 68 years Mianus River Gorge has been protecting land, keeping it forever wild, and working to conserve healthy ecosystems that contribute to the clean air and water we all enjoy. The land under MRG’s protection and stewardship has grown from 60 acres to over 1,100 acres since our founding in 1953. Now, Mianus River […]

MRG Welcomes Summer Interns

MRG welcomes the 2021 cohort of summer interns to the College Internship in Suburban Ecology (CISE) program. This summer’s undergraduate students are interested in the fields of ecology, conservation biology, and environmental sciences, and will assist staff and researchers with field work and data analysis over the course of a 10-week internship. A warm welcome […]

Gloria Anable (1900-1988) Honored Today

Pioneering female ichthyologist and conservationist honored by naming of a new, cryptic species of the fish genus Polymixia from Bermuda Gloria Elaine Hollister Anable, 1900–1988, is honored today by the naming of a new, formerly cryptic species of the spiny-rayed fish genus Polymixia. Species of Polymixia have been called ‘living fossils’ because of their unusual […]

Car Donation Benefits MRG

MRG is pleased to partner with Donate For Charity (www.donateforcharity.com) for vehicle donations! If you have a vehicle you wish to donate, please visit the Ways To Donate tab on our website. The link to DFC takes you straight to their donation page and they’ll take care of the rest. MRG could get up to […]

Outdoor Observer

A Fascination with Turtles Rod Christie, Mianus River Gorge Executive Director Ever since I was young, I have been captivated with all types of turtles. As a child I rescued baby turtles and raised them in my mother’s washroom sink, a large sink that could accommodate 30-40 baby turtles at a time. I have rehabbed […]