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The following are links to other websites which may be of interest to MRP users.

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Local government bodies:

City of Stamford - Parks Info

Town of Greenwich - Parks and Recreation

CT Dept of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP)

NEMO (Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials)
Provides information, education and assistance to local land use boards and commissions on how they can accommodate growth while protecting their natural resources and community character.

Info about the flora, fauna, and rock formations in the Park:

Botanical description [ 1 or 2 ] of Mianus River Park by NY-NJ-CT Botany Online

The Stone Wall Initiative - All About The Rock Walls in the Park
Abandoned stone walls are the signature of the rural New England landscape. Found in the woods all over New England, these walls have have a long and fascinating story.

Related environmental groups:

The Mianus River Watershed Council (MRWC)
A volunteer organization of environmentally concerned citizens in New York and Connecticut who are interested in maintaining and preserving the natural, historical and recreational resources along the River and its tributaries. The MRWC assists and guides community efforts toward the protection and enhancement of the watershed's natural resources through communication and education.

Greenwich Land Trust (GLT)
open space preservation

Stamford Land Trust: (SLCT)
open space preservation

SWRPA (Southwest Regional Planning Agency)
Mianus River Watershed Plan

Greenwich Audubon
Information on flora and fauna, programs, volunteering, research and what's to be found at the Audubon Center in Greenwich.

User groups:

Trout Unlimited, Mianus Chapter: a national Organization devoted to conserving, protecting, and restoring our coldwater fisheries. With more than 120,000 members, it is composed of over 400 local chapters of which 9 are in Connecticut. The Mianus Chapter has over 500 members living in the Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, Norwalk, New Canaan and Wilton communities. (We do a little saltwater fly fishing too!)

 

Fairfield County NEMBA is a non-profit organization dedicated to:

  • Developing a culture of respectful, responsible, and fun riding habits;
  • Promoting sustainable trail access for mountain bikers by working with land managers to pro-actively maintain and manage trails;
  • Providing great opportunities for the community to ride, learn, and interact;
  • Enhancing the wellness of Fairfield County by making the experience and enjoyment of outdoor recreation better for ALL trail users.

FC NEMBA is actively involved on the Friends of Mianus River Park Board and work with the Friends and the City of Stamford in managing most of the Trail Maintenance activities away from the river in the park. Where necessary projects are needed in the river areas, the Mianus chapter of Trout Unlimited is consulted in addition to the Friends and City representatives.

 

Appalachian Mt Club (AMC)
Devoted to outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, boating, skiing, and conservation

Nearby related facilities:

The Stamford Dog Park
Located on Courtland Avenue, in Stamford.

Bartlett Arboretum
A place where trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants are cultivated for scientific and educational purposes.  Contains miles of trails, an education center, and a greenhouse.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center 
Contains a children's playground, a museum, the Hecksher Farm, the Animal Embassy, an Otter Pond,
a planetarium and observatory, and miles of forest trails, including the Wheels in the Woods Trail: a wheelchair-ready boardwalk along the Poorhouse Brook.

Other local Open Spaces, with hiking trails:

Westchester Wilderness Walk
150 acres and more than 8 miles of trails, off Long Ridge Road, in Pound Ridge, NY

Westmoreland Sanctuary
More than 7 miles of trails, northwest of Bedford, NY

The Bye Preserve
Over 23 acres, on High Ridge Rd, just north of Stamford

The Babcock Preserve
Over 300 acres, on North Street, just north of the Merritt Pkwy, in Greenwich, CT

Mianus River Gorge Preserve
Over 2.5 miles of trails, off Long Ridge Rd, in Bedford, NY; this was the first land preservation project of the Nature Conservancy (TNC)

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation

Recreation in lower Fairfield County:

Things to do in Fairfield County

Rails-to Trails Conservancy
Map of nearby biking and pedestrian trails, built on old railroad beds

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