The Mianus River provides a source of drinking water for over 100,000 people in Greenwich and Stamford Connecticut, and Port Chester, Rye and Rye Brook, New York.
The watershed of the Mianus river is a valuable resource of Bedford, North Castle and Pound Ridge in New York, Greenwich and Stamford in Connecticut and of the larger community beyond the watershed's boundaries.
The River, its tributaries, and the wetlands, woods and fields of its watershed, provide the habitat to support diverse and abundant wildlife, as well as idyllic settings for recreational and cultural activities that respect the delicate balance of nature on these lands.
Draining an area of approximately 42 square miles in two states, the Mianus River Watershed contains town centers, parks, reservoirs, private undeveloped land, nature preserves, farms and residential neighborhoods - a combination of land uses that sometimes conflict.
The Mianus River Watershed Council (MRWC) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. MRWC was formed in February 1990. MRWC is a volunteer orgnization 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.