Help Clean Mianus River
July 11, 2017
With your help, we can ensure the Mianus River maintains its classification as AA-Special, meaning it’s a clean drinking water source for many. Bring your family and friends! Scout troops, and environmental and community service clubs are welcome!
Meet at Bedford Village Memorial Park, Greenwich Road, Bedford on Saturday July 22 at 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You’ll form teams of five to ten volunteers and get your assigned ½-mile stretch of the River to clean. We’ll be focusing on the portion of the Mianus River from the Connecticut border on Bedford-Banksville Road to Millers Mill Road in Bedford.
Volunteers will fill trash bags with refuse in the river and along the banks. MRG staff will come by and pick up the bags to be placed in the dumpster donated by City Carting.
After the clean-up, we’ll all get together for lunch provided by MRG at Bedford Village Memorial Park.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (914) 234-3455
Remember to wear work gloves and boots, and plan to get dirty!
The Mianus River is one of a number of the coastal rivers that empties into Long Island Sound (LIS) at Cos Cob Harbor in southwest Connecticut. Its headwaters in North Castle and Bedford, NY, drain to the Bargh Reservoir, a drinking water source for the communities of Greenwich, Stamford, Port Chester, Rye and Rye Brook. Mianus River Gorge (MRG) plays an important role in protecting the watershed that contributes to the health of the Mianus River and serves as a model of responsible stewardship and conservation.
Mianus River Gorge is committed to protecting the forest and the land that surrounds us, comprising the Mianus River watershed. Because land protection is vital for ensuring fresh air and clean drinking water supplies, sustaining native plants and wildlife, and conserving open space for all to enjoy, MRG focuses much of its research on the science underlying watershed health.