2022 Genesee River Basin Summit Workshops

Genesee RiverWatch has organized the Genesee River Basin Summits since 2014 as part of our efforts to Inform and Educate both river stakeholders and the public. We are organizing our 8th “Summit” as a series of four online workshops to be held in May.

The workshops are open for registration (or will be very soon!). Just click on the link for EACH workshop below to register. The meetings will be held via Zoom.

#1 What does the public think about the Genesee River Basin?

May 12th, 2022, 8:30 to 10:00 am

Topic: Presentation on the results of a public opinion survey conducted by Causewave Community Partners on water quality issues in the Genesee River.

TopicTimeProposed PresenterDescription
Opinion Survey Results75 minutesTiffany Paine-Cirrincione, Causewave Community Partners, on behalf of the H2O Hero ProgramReview of the results of a public opinion survey on water quality issues in the Genesee River basin.
Panel Discussion15 minutesAllQuestions & Answers  

Who should attend: Those interested in learning what others think about the river.


# 2: Got Fish?

May 17th, 2022, 8:30 – 10:00 am

Topic: A walk through of the interactive map developed by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) that provides easy-to-find information on how and where to access fishing along the many rivers and streams in New York State.

Note: This fish is a sheepshead/freshwater drum caught in the Lower River below the Veteran’s Bridge.

TopicTimeProposed PresenterDescription
General Access70 minutesScott Donnelly, DECHow to use the DEC Info Locator which is an interactive map that lets you access DEC documents and public data about the environmental quality of specific sites in New York State, as well as outdoor recreation information.
Panel Discussion20 minutesAllQuestion and Answers  

Who should attend: Those interested in fishing in the river and its tributaries.


#3: What’s the NYS plan for the Genesee River Watershed?

May 19th, 2022, 8:30 to 10:00 am

Topic: Presentation and discussion of New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (NYSDEC’s) Genesee River watershed management plan.

TopicTimeProposed PresenterDescription
Genesee River Watershed Plan  35 minutesRyan Elliott, NYSDECWhy it is important? What is it intended to accomplish? Status of wastewater treatment plant activities.
Plan Implementation35 minutesKelly Emerick, Monroe County Soil & Water Conservation DistrictImplementation of agricultural aspects of plan.
Panel Discussion15 minutesAllQuestion & Answers  

Who should attend: Those interested in understanding what DEC has planned to reduce sediment and phosphorus loads in the river.


# 4: Where Can I Paddle?

May 26th, 2022, 8:30 to 10:00 am

Topic: A review of the latest developments affecting canoe/kayak access to the Genesee River.

TopicTimeProposed PresenterDescription
Access Plans and Paddling Events15 minutesMike Haugh, Genesee RiverWatchAn update on new and upgraded sites from Mt. Morris to Rochester and paddling events for 2022.
Allegany County Access15 minutesWilliam Hart, Genesee River WildsUpdate on access improvement plans in Allegany County
ROC the Riverway Downtown25Heidi Zimmer-Meyer, Rochester Downtown Development CorporationROC the Riverway, downtown events
ROC the Riverway25 minutesJeff Mroczek, City of RochesterDescription of the status of the ROC the Riverway program and how it relates to river access.
Panel Discussion10 minutesAllQuestions & Answers  

Who should attend: Those interested in canoeing or kayaking on the Genesee River whether or not they have their own boat.

2 Comments on “2022 Genesee River Basin Summit Workshops

  1. Will workshop #4 on May 26 be recorded for viewing later?

    • Yes, each of the workshops will be recorded and be viewable later.

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