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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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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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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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Aquatic Education Going Virtual

The NOAA funded Our Lakes, Streams, and Rivers education initiative has been turned into a “virtual” program under the guidance of St. John Fisher College (Mike Boller) and the Aquatic Education Network. Twenty teachers have been chosen from thirty-three applicants…

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Call for Experts and Resources for Environmental Education Program

Hello Friends, Genesee RiverWatch and its Aquatic Education Network is partnering with St. John Fisher College on a grant they recently received from the NOAA for the Our Lakes, Streams, and Rivers program. We are gathering a database of resources for…

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WXXI: River advocates continue their work during COVID-19

By Alex Crichton, WXXI, Rochester, NY, July 1st, 2020. An organization dedicated to achieving a healthy and sustainable Genesee River ecosystem is outlining its 2019 accomplishments. And the group’s work moves forward, despite the coronavirus pandemic. George Thomas is executive…

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