Winter Trail Rest Dec. 1 to Apr. 1

Trails are Closed for their Winter Rest December 1 to April 1 Ever since 1986 the preserve has been closed to hikers for its winter trail rest to prevent the Gorge from being loved to death. We all know the damage caused by uncontrolled visitation in some of our state and national parks. Overuse of […]

GIVING TUESDAY

As we near the end of the year, we reflect on how much your support means to the Mianus River Gorge today and every day. If you’ve already donated, we sincerely thank you for your support. If not, we’ll let the words “Giving Tuesday” serve as a reminder that Mianus River Gorge needs your help […]

End of Year Vehicle Donation Benefits You & MRG

Do you have a vehicle that you no longer want or need? MRG could get up to 80% of the sale price of your donated vehicle and you could get a tax deduction. MRG has partnered with Donate For Charity (www.donateforcharity.com) for vehicle donations. To donate any type of vehicle (cars, trucks, boats, RVs), please […]

Spotlight on Research and Education, Fall 2022

November 2022 Do trails and recreation impact wildlife? MRG supported projects and co-authored a number of papers this year that examined the relationship of hiking trails, human activity, and wildlife distribution and behavior. The first noteworthy study on this topic was WTP researcher Charlotte Klurfield’s (formerly from Ossining HS) study on hiking and wildlife patterns […]

News From the Hudson to Housatonic Regional Conservation Partnership (H2H RCP)

Mianus River Gorge publishes 15-year study on forest regeneration and deer management “At the start of this year, researchers from Mianus River Gorge, an H2H partner, non-profit nature preserve, and conservation group, published a study regarding a 15-year deer management program and its effects on forest regeneration in a suburban region of southern New York. […]

“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 […]

Newly Published Research Papers

MRG Director of Research & Education Chris Nagy, Ph.D. made significant contributions to two newly published research papers. In addition to providing raw data, Chris contributed analysis and writing help to the primary authors, both of whom were master’s students. Chris works hard to grow MRG’s network of collaborators, participate in larger studies, and to […]