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*Update – September 10, 2022, Paddle Cancelled*

The 2022 Genesee River Paddling Program continues on Saturday, September 10, 2022, for Intermediate+ Paddlers at the Petten St. Dock Join us at 10:00AM on Saturday, September 10th for the 4th event in the 2022 Genesee River Paddling season presented…

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Beginner & Experienced Paddlers: Join Us On the Genesee River August 13, 2022

The 2022 Genesee River Paddling Program Continues on Saturday, August 13, 2022, for both Beginner and Intermediate+ Paddlers at the Genesee Waterways Center. Join us at 10:00AM on Saturday, August 13th for the third event in the 2022 Genesee River Paddling…

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Summertime Paddle on Sunday, July 17, 2022

The 2022 Genesee River Paddling Program Continues on Sunday, July 17, 2022 for Intermediate+ Paddlers at the Petten St. Dock The next guided paddle of the 2022 Genesee River Paddling season, presented by Genesee RiverWatch, the Genesee Waterways Center, and…

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Paddle with Us on June 11, 2022

The 2022 Genesee River Paddling Program Begins on Saturday, June 11, 2022 for Beginner & Experienced Paddlers at the Genesee Waterways Center Join us at 10:00am on Saturday, June 11th for the opening of the 2022 Genesee River Paddling season presented…

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Support Genesee RiverWatch through Orvis “Great GiveBack Days”

The Orvis Company has generously included Genesee RiverWatch in their spring “Great Giveback Days” program. During the month of May, when you buy at least $10.00 worth of goods at the Orvis store in Pittsford, NY, Orvis will donate $10.00…

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Summer 2022 Paddling Program

Since 2015, we have partnered with the City of Rochester and the Genesee Waterways Center to offer guided canoe and kayak trips on the Genesee.  These excursions are great opportunities to explore the “wilderness in the city” that is the…

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Working with Partners – The Multiplier Effect

This article is part of Genesee RiverWatch’s 2021 Year End Appeal Series – telling the stories behind our significant accomplishments. Partnering with other organizations has been in the Genesee RiverWatch DNA since the formation of its predecessor organization, the Center…

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The Story Behind the Genesee River Basin Summits

This article is part of Genesee RiverWatch’s 2021 Year End Appeal Series – telling the stories behind our significant accomplishments. In 2014, our founding organization, the Center for Environmental Initiatives, launched Genesee RiverWatch with the first-ever Genesee River Basin Summit. …

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Paddling the Genesee – 2021 Season Report & 2022 Outlook

There is no substitute for experiencing the Genesee from water level.  That’s why between May and October, Genesee RiverWatch partnered with both the Genesee Waterways Center and the Erie Canal Boat Company to provide guided paddles on the Genesee, as…

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The Story Behind the Houghton Streambank Project

This article is part of Genesee RiverWatch’s 2021 Year End Appeal Series – telling the stories behind our significant accomplishments. In 2017-18 we completed our first streambank restoration project at a site near Belfast, NY, owned by Mallards Dairy, LLC. …

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