Genesee RiverWatch

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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!

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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…

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Seeking Nominations for Environmental Leadership Awards

Genesee RiverWatch is seeking nominations of individuals, organizations, projects, or events for its Elizabeth Thorndike Environmental Leadership Awards.

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May Weekend Paddles

Genesee RiverWatch and Erie Canal Boat Company are partnering to offer guided river paddles over two weekends in late May.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 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…

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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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