Cliff Trail Now Open

Mianus River Gorge celebrated the opening of the new Cliff Trail with donors, trustees, and the Jolly Rovers Trail Crew on Saturday, June 1, which was also National Trails Day. Many months in the making, the trail is nearing completion and can be safely navigated while the finishing touches are being applied. The trail was […]

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 […]

Natural History

Geologists believe that tens of thousands of years ago, the Mianus River flowed from Banksville northward to the Stonehill River System in northern Bedford. South of the present day Gorge was another watershed flowing southward to Long Island Sound. The advancing Wisconsin glacier blocked the Mianus from flowing Northward and, as the glacier melted, it […]

2019 College Internship in Suburban Ecology (CISE) students wrap up at Mianus River Gorge

2019 CISE Students Wrap Up Each summer, Mianus River Gorge offers a highly sought-after internship for undergraduate college students with an interest in ecology. Under the tutelage of MRG staff scientists and graduate research assistants, the interns contribute to the Gorge’s on-going research in and around the Preserve. This year, four students were selected among […]

C’mon out for a hike!

Welcome to Mianus River Gorge! Have you hiked the newly opened section of the Red Trail this summer? Visited the iconic Havemeyer Falls? If you are part of a scout troop, hiking club, class, or other large group, why not consider an outing to Mianus River Gorge Preserve? Simply give us a call at (914) […]

Trails are open!

Trails are open! Welcome to the Mianus River Gorge Preserve, an oasis of rich woodland and old-growth forest one hour’s drive from New York City. The preserve is open to the public from April 1 through November 30 from 8:30am to 5pm for hiking only. The hiking paths are narrow and winding, well kept, yet […]

Spotted Lanternfly: a new, unwelcome invader!

By Jennifer J. LernerSenior Resource Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County Here in the Hudson Valley, we have weathered waves of invasion . . . Insect invasion that is. Think of the multicolored Asian lady beetle buzzing around your house, soon replaced by the brown marmorated stinkbug dive-bombing your reading light at night. The […]

Application period for 2019 RAP grant now open

The application periods for our 2019 Research Assistantship Program (RAP) for graduate students has begun. Each year, MRG awards a RAP grant to fund a graduate-level study that investigates environmental challenges in urban and suburban ecosystems. RAP students are awarded a grant of $5,000/yr for two (Master’s) or three (Doctoral) years. More info and the […]

What We’re Working on this Winter …

What We’re Working on this Winter … You’d think that after acquiring 52 acres to add to the land the Mianus River Gorge protects that Executive Director Rod Christie and the Board of Trustees would rest over the winter. But, as always, Rod is thinking about the next land conservation and protection opportunity in the […]

Check it out!

Congratulations to Chris Nagy and the Gotham Coyote Project team for their newly published paper! A monthly column called Sidewalk Naturalist by Lenora Todaro in Catapult Magazine takes an in-depth look at coyotes in the Bronx and includes lots of insights from Chris Nagy. You can find this article on the MRG Media tab under […]