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

The Story Behind the Genesee Blueway Map

This article is part of Genesee RiverWatch’s 2020 Year-End Appeal series – telling the stories behind our significant accomplishments. In this installment, we take you “behind the scenes” to describe the origin and development of the newly launched Genesee River…

The Story Behind the Chamberlain Farms Streambank Project

This article is part of Genesee RiverWatch’s 2020 Year-End Appeal series – telling the stories behind our significant accomplishments. Most Western New Yorkers are aware that our beautiful Finger Lakes Region and Genesee River Valley are products of glaciers that…

The Story Behind the Petten Street Access Dock

This article is part of Genesee RiverWatch’s 2020 Year-End Appeal series – telling the stories behind our significant accomplishments. The new canoe/kayak access dock on the Genesee River at Petten Street in Rochester, NY was formally opened on September 12th. …

Fall Newsletter 2020

Despite the challenges of 2020, Genesee RiverWatch has been busy working toward our goal of protecting and celebrating the river. This summary will bring you up to date on all our latest news.

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New Boater Access Site on the Genesee Announced by City of Rochester and Genesee RiverWatch

Kayakers and canoeists have a new and safe access site on the Lower Genesee. The ADA-compliant dock is on the west side of the river at the foot of Petten Street, just south of the O’Rourke Bridge.

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Genesee River Blueway Map Launched

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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