Mianus River Gorge hosts Source to Sound Watershed Tour

Mianus River Gorge hosts Source to Sound Watershed Tour on April 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The tour takes a closer look at where our household water comes from and what it takes to make sure it’s clean. Meet at the Mianus River Gorge Preserve parking area (across from 167 Mianus River Road, Bedford, NY).

Starting at the Gorge, we’ll then head to the Bargh Reservoir that holds back 2.2 billion gallons of drinking water. While last year we visited the upper dam, this trip will focus on the how water is diverted by pumps and aqueducts to other reservoirs.

Next, we will cross over the Rockland Reservoir that receives water from the Bargh on our way to the Putnam Filter Plant (last year we visited the Mianus Plant).  This modern plant is larger and handles more water than Mianus.

We’ll finish up at the old pump station on Route 1 in Greenwich. The dam there has a fish ladder that allows thousands of alewife, herring and brown trout to get over the dam and upstream so they can breed in the lower river. We have timed this visit so we will arrive at high tide so hopefully we can net some migrants as they go upstream.

Bring your own lunch or pick up something at the Italian deli in Greenwich at our final stop.

Please register by emailing [email protected] or call (914) 234-3455.


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