Hemlocks 2023

MRG inoculated another 1,000 eastern hemlock trees against the hemlock woolly adelgid and hemlock scale in 2023. Click here to view a video that walks you through the hemlock forest. With your help, Mianus River Gorge can continue the important work of preventing the demise of this diverse forest that supports rare wildflowers, over 100 […]

Mianus Minutes

Fall 2023 We put together a snapshot of some of the projects, partnerships, and new initiatives we have been working on. Click here.


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 […]

Bear Safety

Bear Safety is a hot topic. In case you missed MRG Director of Land Management Budd Veverka’s bear talk at the Pound Ridge Library, you may wish to view it here. Enter passcode: 7OrWm7*$ https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/375Z7NUJet8khrUS_rfIgjyrPZGaOPt2o4AstAFycxEwIVEKcxVa0DcNKUzV5wio.cqhJo98QnfkUDCht

Check out Sarah’s summer internship

MRG’s College Internship in Suburban Ecology hosts four college-age students for 10 weeks every summer. Here’s a synopsis of Sarah’s vernal pool project. Click here to view her video.

Dollar-for-Dollar Match

A generous donor has agreed to match contributions towards a new All-Terrain-Vehicle (ATV) dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000. We hope you will join us in realizing this unique opportunity. Why does Mianus River Gorge (MRG) need an ATV? We are always looking to maximize resources, including staff time, and this versatile vehicle will serve as an […]

Thank You to our College Internship in Suburban Ecology (CISE) Summer Interns

The College Internship in Suburban Ecology Program (CISE) offers summer internships to college students and recent graduates who are interested in learning about the unique challenges facing urban/suburban natural resource managers. Through a variety of research and land management projects, interns are trained in the skills needed to pursue a successful career in the environmental […]


In addition to more rare box and wood turtles, there is a variety of turtles in this area that one may encounter. Painted turtles are often seen basking on logs in area ponds. Farther south and in more urban areas there also may be red-eared sliders, an introduced species from the pet trade. Less noticeable […]

Poaching :(

The popularity of certain edible plants and plants with value as nursery products has contributed to increased poaching activity and decreased biodiversity in the Mianus River Gorge. Plants in the Gorge often grow in isolated patches, several of which have been devastated by poachers. Current levels of poaching could lead to complete loss of some […]