“Two For The Trails” Grant Supports MRG

Athletic Brewing Co. created their Two For The Trails grants program to make an impact. They donate 2% of all sales to protecting and restoring trails worldwide. Mianus River Gorge is proud to be one of the recipients again this year. Thank you to Two For The Trails for supporting our project building the new […]

Controlling and monitoring forest pests and mitigating their impacts on forest health

Most people are aware of the Chestnut Blight and Dutch Elm Disease of the early 20th century. These invasive fungi forever altered the ecology of eastern forests and the aesthetic of American streets. Introduced pests and pathogens continue to affect our forests, from beech scale and oak wilt to Asian jumping worms and spotted lanternfly. […]

Invasive Aquatic Plant Removal

Last summer, the Lower Hudson Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management sent a team to survey aquatic invasive species in the Mianus River. This summer, thanks to a grant from the Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s Outdoor Fund, we have identified and are removing invasive Water Chestnut from the river. MRG staff and a cadre […]

New Pond Trail Now Open

Director of Land Management Budd Veverka and Preserve Steward Jean-Luc Plante worked super hard to create the nearly 1-mile loop trail, the Pond Trail, in Mianus River Gorge Preserve. Thanks to a number of volunteer groups and our summer interns, the trail, also known as the Yellow Trail, is now accessible from the existing Blue […]

Meet our Summer Interns

Mianus River Gorge is delighted to welcome a new group of summer interns who will help with an array of projects and initiatives. At the same time, through a variety of research and land management projects, interns are trained in the skills they will need to pursue a successful career in the environmental sciences. Mianus […]

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 […]

MRG Scientists Share Their Knowledge

Our science staff and many of our students participated in three scientific and stewardship-related conferences since our last update. Director of Land Management, Budd Veverka was invited to and attended the New York State Invasive Species Summit in Albany (November 16-17, 2021) where he was involved in a number of collaborative discussions on managing invasive […]

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 […]

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 […]