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

Genesee RiverWatch Videos on new Youtube Channel

Genesee RiverWatch has launched a YouTube channel as a convenient way of finding our videos. Video playlists at time of this writing include: About Genesee RiverWatch 2021 Genesee River Basin Summit Workshops – Zoom recordings of virtual workshops held in…

Paddling the Genesee – an Early Summer Update

We are off to a great start this summer with record numbers joining us for guided paddles on the Genesee!

NYSDEC Begins Genesee River Cleanup

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has begun dredging work to remove pockets of sediment contaminated with silver in the Genesee River below Lower Falls. This work follows the recommendations of a corrective measures study, finalized in 2020, of 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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