Who We Are

Genesee RiverWatch works to improve the water quality of the Genesee River and its tributaries to create environmental, recreational, and economic assets for its communities. We also connect people to the river, encouraging them to explore, experience and celebrate the river.

Report Card

Genesee RiverWatch has released the first-ever “Report Card” grading the water quality and usability of the Genesee River and its major tributaries. The overall grade for the Genesee River Basin is a “C”.

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Genesee RiverWatch achieves its mission through the efforts of its working Board of Directors, dedicated volunteers and generous supporters. Investing in Genesee RiverWatch through donations or volunteer work can make a huge difference

Recent News

Working with Partners – The Multiplier Effect

This article is part of Genesee RiverWatch’s 2021 Year End Appeal Series – telling the stories behind our significant accomplishments. Partnering with other organizations has been in the Genesee RiverWatch DNA since the formation of its predecessor organization, the Center…

The Story Behind the Genesee River Basin Summits

This article is part of Genesee RiverWatch’s 2021 Year End Appeal Series – telling the stories behind our significant accomplishments. In 2014, our founding organization, the Center for Environmental Initiatives, launched Genesee RiverWatch with the first-ever Genesee River Basin Summit. …

Paddling the Genesee – 2021 Season Report & 2022 Outlook

There is no substitute for experiencing the Genesee from water level.  That’s why between May and October, Genesee RiverWatch partnered with both the Genesee Waterways Center and the Erie Canal Boat Company to provide guided paddles on the Genesee, as…

Genesee River Blueway Map

A new Genesee River Blueway Map is ready for use by canoeists and kayakers who wish to explore and connect with the river.

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2019 Annual Report Released

Genesee RiverWatch has released its 2019 Annual Report, covering our work over the past year and our plans for 2020.

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Hiking the Genesee and Surrounding Areas While Social Distancing

Hiking the Genesee and Surrounding Areas While Social Distancing

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