Volunteers Help Beautify Mianus River Park

From left: Town of Greenwich Tree Warden Greg Kramer, Director of Parks and Recreation for the Town of Greenwich Joe Siciliano, Parks and Recreation Board Member and Foundation Co-Chair Sue Bodson, Parks and Recreation Board Member Nancy Chapin and Friends of Mianus River Park Member Nell Solley. Contributed photo

Dozens of volunteers gathered on Saturday, April 27, for an Earth Day beautification event at Mianus River Park in Greenwich. The morning’s tasks included planting approximately 30 trees and removing invasive winged euonymus species on the trails. The Mianus River Park consists of 109.7 acres in the Mianus/upper Cos Cob neighborhood of Greenwich and 110.3 acres in adjacent Stamford.

Darrin Wigglesworth, Town of Greenwich Parks Operations Manager, started the morning with a training/demonstration on how to properly plant a tree, including placement, handling, and adequate mulching. Volunteers included representatives from the Board of Parks and Recreation, State Representative Rachel Khanna, the Friends of Mianus River Park, the Junior League of Greenwich, and the Junior League of Stamford-Norwalk. Joseph Siciliano, Director of Parks and Recreation for the Town of Greenwich, and The Town of Greenwich Tree Warden Dr. Gregory Kramer, along with several Parks Department staff members, were also on hand. First Selectman Fred Camillo stopped by to support the beautification as well.

“We appreciate the time volunteers put into enhancing this beautiful park in Greenwich and Stamford. It was impressive to see members of both communities come together in this important effort to improve Mianus River Park,” said Siciliano.

The Town of Greenwich Parks & Recreation Foundation strives to improve Greenwich’s great community. The Foundation provides resources for Town park beautification and recreational experiences by enhancing existing programs, services, and facilities. To learn more about the Foundation visit https://www.towngreenwichprfoundation.org.

From left: Junior League of Greenwich President Karen Hasterock, Joe Siciliano, Sue Bodson, and Junior League of Stamford-Norwalk President Kerry Safir. Contributed photo
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