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”.

Get Involved

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

Paddle with Us on June 11, 2022

The 2022 Genesee River Paddling Program Begins on Saturday, June 11, 2022 for Beginner & Experienced Paddlers at the Genesee Waterways Center Join us at 10:00am on Saturday, June 11th for the opening of the 2022 Genesee River Paddling season presented…

Support Genesee RiverWatch through Orvis “Great GiveBack Days”

The Orvis Company has generously included Genesee RiverWatch in their spring “Great Giveback Days” program. During the month of May, when you buy at least $10.00 worth of goods at the Orvis store in Pittsford, NY, Orvis will donate $10.00…

Summer 2022 Paddling Program

Since 2015, we have partnered with the City of Rochester and the Genesee Waterways Center to offer guided canoe and kayak trips on the Genesee.  These excursions are great opportunities to explore the “wilderness in the city” that is the…

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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