Category: Recent News


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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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…

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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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