MRG Welcomes Summer Interns

MRG welcomes the 2021 cohort of summer interns to the College Internship in Suburban Ecology (CISE) program. This summer’s undergraduate students are interested in the fields of ecology, conservation biology, and environmental sciences, and will assist staff and researchers with field work and data analysis over the course of a 10-week internship. A warm welcome […]

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 […]

Car Donation Benefits MRG

MRG is pleased to partner with Donate For Charity (www.donateforcharity.com) for vehicle donations! If you have a vehicle you wish to donate, please visit the Ways To Donate tab on our website. The link to DFC takes you straight to their donation page and they’ll take care of the rest. MRG could get up to […]

Outdoor Observer

A Fascination with Turtles Rod Christie, Mianus River Gorge Executive Director Ever since I was young, I have been captivated with all types of turtles. As a child I rescued baby turtles and raised them in my mother’s washroom sink, a large sink that could accommodate 30-40 baby turtles at a time. I have rehabbed […]

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

May 3, 2021–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 […]