The Pros and Cons of Trail-Building

MRG’s primary mission is to protect, manage, and restore land and waterways within the Mianus River watershed.  The organization’s mission also includes conducting scientific research to better understand and protect the plants, animals, and ecosystems that exist on our land and throughout the region at large.  By necessity, protection, stewardship, and scientific research must sometimes […]

Hemlocks 2022

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 2022, MRG scientists are participating in the New York State Hemlock Initiative to help establish a population of the Laricobius nigrinus beetle, a promising biocontrol […]

Ways to Give

Make a Gift of Stock: It’s easy! When you transfer ownership of securities to Mianus River Gorge, you may receive a charitable income tax deduction for their full market value. To donate stock, please talk to your broker and ask them to contact us for account details. Donate a Vehicle: Mianus River Gorge has partnered […]

Time to Clean Out Bluebird Boxes

Time to clean out last season’s Bluebird boxes! Bluebird scouts are checking out potential nesting sites for building their nests. Hopefully Bluebirds occupied your birdhouses, but you may find they were overtaken by Wrens, Swallows, or mice that filled them up with little sticks and other materials. Bluebirds may have built nest upon nest if […]

Spotlight on Research and Education, Winter 2022

Winter 2022 MRG publishes paper on deer management and forest regeneration One of the most pressing issues for land managers in the Northeast is addressing the impacts of super-abundant white-tailed deer. The suburbs and exurbs offer an almost-ideal habitat for deer – with patches of forest to offer food and refuge, large yards and gardens […]

Please Donate to Camera Fund

If you’d like to help us increase the size of our camera trap array to capture images of the fascinating animals that inhabit the region, the Gorge, and your backyard, click here to donate to MRG’s Camera Fund (please let us know your donation is for the camera fund by clicking on “Add special instructions” […]

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 again had heavy 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 […]

Remember to Donate Before December 31

Making a gift to Mianus River Gorge this holiday season can be a gratifying experience that also will help us fulfill our mission in the coming year. Whether you choose to make a cash gift, a gift of securities, or join The Anable Society by indicating a bequest or giving a major gift for land […]

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 […]

MRG Celebrates Historic Acquisition

On November 18, 2021, Mianus River Gorge closed on the purchase of three parcels comprising 17.5 acres and the donation of a 5.7-acre conservation easement by Scott Kurnit to protect 23.2 acres of historic land bordered on three sides by the Mianus River Gorge Preserve. MRG received leadership support from individual donors, its Board of […]