Category: Recent News


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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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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