Matching Gift Reminder

Many companies provide matching gifts for their employees as part of their employee benefit packages. Your donation of any amount may go twice as far (or more!) in your support of the Gorge. Please check with your Human Resources department for specific information on whether your employer has a matching program and how to request […]

Research Assistantship Program Grants – Now Accepting Applications for 2021

We’re now accepting applications for our Research Assistantship Program. The RAP offers 3-years of funding for thesis research to graduate students investigating applied ecology in urban and suburban ecosystems. RAP students are awarded a grant of $5,000/yr for two (Master’s) or three (Doctoral) years. The application deadline is Feb. 1 to May 1st, annually.  More info […]

Coyotes in Long Island

MRG and our partners have studied the growing coyote population in New York City for a decade now, and it has been one of our most productive and popular research studies. From the beginning, we expected coyotes to flourish in NYC as they have done across North America. In addition, if coyotes can penetrate the […]

Hobby Hill Farm Protected

Mianus River Gorge recently completed a conservation easement on the 8-acre property known as “Hobby Hill Farm”.  Located on Mianus River Rd. with a house dating back to the 1700’s, pond, and surrounding fields, this parcel was important to MRG as it is the headwaters of Havemeyer Stream.  Havemeyer Stream flows through the Mianus River […]

RAP Update

We often speak about our high school research program, the Wildlife Technician Program, but MRG also supports, advises, and coordinates with graduate students doing research on urban/suburban ecology. Since 2007, with support from AE Family Foundation, MRG has offered grants to graduate students exploring questions in the fields of conservation, wildlife management, forest ecology, and […]

Mianus River Gorge Awarded Stewardship & Resource Management Grant

The Riparian Corridor Restoration grant project is supported with funding from the New York State Conservation Partnership Program (NYSCPP) and New York’s Environmental Protection Fund. The NYSCPP is administered by the Land Trust Alliance, in coordination with the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The Mianus River and its tributaries form a riparian corridor that is […]

Winter Trail Rest Dec. 1 to Apr. 1

Trails at Mianus River Gorge and Taylor Preserve Are Closed for their Winter Rest December 1 to April 1 Thank you for visiting our Preserves! We have had unprecedented visitation this year and the trails in the Preserves need their rest more than ever.  Why does Mianus River Gorge close its trails during the winter? […]

Lower Hudson PRISM Partnership

The Mianus River Gorge is one of over 50 partners across the region that make up the Lower Hudson Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM). The mission of this partnership is to protect the rich biodiversity and ecosystems of the Lower Hudson region through partnerships and collaborations that focus on controlling the introduction, spread, […]

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 […]

Hemlocks 2020

From 2017 to 2019, MRG inoculated over 2,000 eastern hemlock trees against the hemlock woolly adelgid and hemlock scale. Prior to resuming a schedule of repeated basal bark spraying in 2021, MRG scientists are participating in the New York State Hemlock Initiative to help establish a population of the Laricobius nigrinus beetle, a promising biocontrol […]