Genesee RiverWatch

Category: Connect People to the River


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…

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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. …

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Roc the Riverway Weekend Paddle

Saturday, Oct 3, 10am-2pm. Guided Paddle of the Lower River from the NEW Petten St. Dock Thirteen paddlers joined Genesee RiverWatch and the Genesee Waterways Center for a guided paddle on the Lower Genesee on Saturday Oct 3. The paddlers…

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Paddle the Genesee on Roc the Riverway Weekend Oct 3rd & 4th

Saturday, Oct 3, 10am-2pm. Guided Paddle of the Lower River from the NEW Petten St. Dock Join Genesee RiverWatch and the Genesee Waterways Center for a guided paddle on the Lower Genesee. We will leave from, and return to, the…

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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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Genesee River Canoe/Kayak Access Improvement Plan 2019

Genesee RiverWatch, in partnership with Genesee Valley Conservancy and Genesee River Wilds, has created a Canoe/Kayak Access Improvement Plan that prioritizes car-top boat access sites on the main stem of the Genesee River that need upgrading and locations for new…

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2020 Genesee RiverWatch Events Postponed/Canceled

Due to the current health crisis, the following events planned for 2020 are either canceled or postponed. We are hoping for a better 2021! 7th Annual Genesee River Basin Summit – The summit was originally planned for April 29th. We…

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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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Seeking Input on Genesee River Canoe/Kayak Access Sites

Genesee RiverWatch in partnership with the Genesee Valley Conservancy and Genesee River Wilds has received funding from New York Sea Grant to develop, print and distribute V2 (version 2) of the Genesee River Blueway map and to solicit public input…

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