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

Educators Meet to Discuss Student Field Studies in a Remote Education Environment

The Aquatic Education Network gathered educators virtually on December 10, 2020 to discuss strategies to provide students who are learning remotely with field study experiences. Field studies are an important element of watershed education. This year, teachers are faced with…

Edelweiss Farms Streambank Restoration Project Final Report Available

The final report for the Edelweiss Farms Streambank Restoration Project on the Upper Genesee River is available.   The project stabilized 1,980 linear feet of un-buffered agricultural field (Edelweiss Farms) along the west bank of the Genesee River in the Town…

Genesee Watershed Hiking Ideas

Dear Friends of Genesee RiverWatch, When the pandemic hit us last year, many of our normal activities were cancelled or became quite risky.  Rather than sit in the house and wait for warmer weather, we decided to put on our…

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

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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