The Importance of Wetlands

The Importance of Wetlands Some people don’t think of wetlands in a positive way, if they think of wetlands at all. They may think the words swamp, bog, and marsh—all wetlands–have a negative connotation, and completely overlook the immense value of wetlands and the countless benefits they provide. But wetlands are a vital resource and […]

Volunteer Trail Crew

MRG is grateful to the volunteers who came out for our most recent Volunteer Work Day. Preserve Steward Veronica Leeds wants to keep the energy going and invites you to join the MRG Trail Crew! The Trail Crew gets together once a month to do what it takes to keep the Gorge’s hiking trails in […]

Mianus River Gorge’s Mission

Founded in 1953, Mianus River Gorge, Inc. is an independent, not-for-profit organization, whose mission is to preserve, protect and promote appreciation of the natural heritage of the Mianus River watershed through land acquisition and conservation, scientific research and public education throughout the region.  A 501(c)(3) non-profit conservation and education organization, Mianus River Gorge: Protects over […]

Westchester Community Foundation Awards Renewal Grant

Thanks to a generous renewal grant from Westchester Community Foundation, Mianus River Gorge will continue its work of Protecting Biodiversity in the Mianus River Watershed. Over the course of the last two years, Mianus River Gorge successfully completed its Source to Sound initiative in two phases. The main focus of the Source to Sound Initiative […]

Opening Day Delayed

What a long winter it’s been! We’re still working hard to clear the trails of debris from the most recent Nor’easter. Not only that, there is a lot of snow in the woods that hasn’t yet melted. We’ll give the trails another week to dry out a little bit and plan to welcome you on […]

Application period for 2018 RAP grant now open

The application periods for our 2018 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 […]

Old-Growth Forest Walk

After a morning of solid rain on Sunday, May 6, the weather was accommodating for the afternoon’s Old-Growth Forest Walk led by MRG Executive Director Rod Christie. Participants were guided through a portion of the Preserve not regularly open to the public to learn about what makes the old-growth forest in Mianus River Gorge Preserve […]

Applications for 2018 Summer Interns

The application periods for our 2018 College Internship in Suburban Ecology (CISE) for undergrads has begun. The CISE program offers summer or semester 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 […]

CUNY TV Science & U

CUNY TV Science & U! Season 7/Episode 5: January 2018 “There are a few New York City residents that didn’t come by plane, train, or automobile, they just walked here. Carol Anne Riddell discovers coyotes living in the city and what biologists have been able to learn from their DNA.” Chris Nagy, Ph.D., is featured in […]