Management Plan for the Mianus River Park - On Monday Sept 25, 2006, John Monroe of the U.S. Park Service presented highlights of the Draft Management Plan for the Mianus River Park to representatives of Stamford and Friends of the Mianus River Park at the Stamford Government Center. John Monroe's three-year role as an advisor to the City of Stamford on the development of a management plan for the Mianus River Park ended in October 2006. The Friends of Mianus River Park along with support from the Town of Greenwich and the City of Stamford will begin implementing the management plan. John Monroe will be finalizing the plan over the next month and it will be available on this website, from the Friends of Mianus River Park or the City of Stamford (Erin McKenna). The highest priority receommendation in the the plan is to eliminate erosion problems in and adjacent to the Mianus River. The City of Stamford has initiated a series of measures to stabilized and re-vegetate the streambanks that have been damaged and eroded as a result of overuse/abuse by users of the park. "The Park is being loved to death!" The Friends have been working on an inventory and improvement of the trail system in the park to minimize damage to water quality and sensitive highly valuable habitat. For copies of the Mianus River Park Management Plan or participate in efforts to improve, protect and restore the park, contact the Friends of the Mianus River Park (firstname.lastname@example.org ) or the City of Stamford (email@example.com).