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 […]

Board Spotlight – Meet Kathryn Hoenig

Mianus River Gorge is grateful for the leadership and support of its Treasurer, Kathryn Hoenig. Kathryn has been a board member for five years, recently stepping into the role of Treasurer. She brings a wealth of experience from her professional career, community volunteer work, and from her participation on other boards. Kathryn’s contributions to the […]

Volunteers Making a Difference

It takes a great deal of effort to maintain the Mianus River Gorge and Taylor Preserves and their trails for visitors. MRG staff does what it can, but the stewardship staff is small. That’s why it is so important to have volunteers to help, particularly early in the season when we are cleaning up from […]

Restoration of the American Chestnut Tree

Since 2019, MRG has been involved in a partnership with the New York Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation and SUNY ESF to begin the restoration of the iconic American chestnut. American chestnut (Castanea dentata) was a keystone species of the eastern hardwood forest, as well as the tallest tree species in the east, until […]

Springtime = Bears

When spring arrives in these parts, are bears far behind? With more and more bear sightings in our own backyards, people have lots of questions about bear behavior. MRG’s Budd Veverka gave a talk recently to the Pound Ridge Land Trust board and community members. To learn all about black bears, you can watch Budd’s […]

Land Owner Resources

Buffers for Beauty As a neighbor, Mianus River Gorge works to protect the land and water sources within our shared watershed. A big part of our efforts are currently focused on the banks of the Mianus River and surrounding wetlands, and working with private landowners like you to protect them. With an understanding of your […]

Board Spotlight–Meet Tim Evnin

Mianus River Gorge is grateful for the leadership and support of its Chairman of the Board, Tim Evnin. Tim has been a Trustee for nearly 15 years and has been Board Chairman since 2011. Tim leads with spirit, a steady hand, and a genuine love for the Gorge. We caught up with Tim via Zoom […]

Responsible Outdoor Recreation During COVID-19

Follow some simple rules to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 Refrain from visiting the preserve if you are exhibiting symptoms. If the parking lot is full or people are congregating, choose a different park or preserve, or choose another day and time to visit. Visit in small groups limited to immediate household members. Keep […]