Thanks to community volunteers, MRG’s College Internship in Suburban Ecology (CISE) and Wildlife Technician Program (WTP) students, staff, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees Tim Evnin for getting wet and muddy at the Mianus River Clean-Up on Saturday, July 22!
Saturday turned out to be the perfect day for hauling discarded tires, bottles, and other debris from in and along the banks of the Mianus River. Teams of volunteers fanned out along the river armed with work gloves and heavy duty trash bags. A few hours later, everyone came back covered in mud, but with a feeling of accomplishment as we filled the 12-yard dumpster donated by City Carting.
The well-earned lunch following the clean-up was provided by DeCicco’s Armonk store.
The Mianus River is one of a number of the coastal rivers that empties into Long Island Sound (LIS) at Cos Cob Harbor in southwest Connecticut. Its headwaters in North Castle and Bedford, NY, drain to the Bargh Reservoir, a drinking water source for the communities of Greenwich, Stamford, Port Chester, Rye and Rye Brook. Mianus River Gorge (MRG) plays an important role in protecting and restoring the watershed that contributes to the health of the river.