2019 Snapshot USA Published Today

MRG’s Chris Nagy and another 150+ authors contributed camera trap data to “A Coordinated National Camera Trap Survey of the US”.  The scientists and over 800 students collected data from 1509 camera trap sites across the country. MRG staff and students have long used camera traps to study coyotes and other wildlife in Mianus River […]

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 […]

Roadkill Survey

Roadkill is one of the leading causes of wildlife deaths in the USA, and results in 8 billion dollars worth of car repairs every year. With valuable data from citizen scientists like you, we can all help mitigate roadkill together. Click here to learn how you can get involved.

Protecting Land, the key to protecting our drinking water supply

Water, a finite commodity that we cannot live without, is often taken for granted, but water protection is a long and complicated process that begins with protection of watershed lands. Whether it’s safeguarding the well on your property or an entire municipal water supply, land protection plays a vital role. Undeveloped, healthy land protects aquifers […]

Riparian Corridor Restoration Project Update

Healthy riparian zones are crucial to the health of watersheds such as the Mianus River Watershed. Riparian buffers and wetlands help dissipate floodwaters, recharge groundwater supplies, filter out pollution, provide fish and wildlife habitat, and sustain the health of downstream water sources. The healthier the riparian zones, the better job they do at performing these […]

WTP Students Present at Northeast Natural History Conference

In April, six of our graduating seniors presented their work virtually at the Northeast Natural History Conference. Chloe Ng (Blind Brook HS) gave a lecture on her summation of 15 years of data from our long-term vegetation plots and what it means for the health of our forest and, specifically, as an assessment of our […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]