Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
SUNY Geneseo, MacVittie College Union Ballroom, Geneseo, NY
The purpose of this summit was build on the success of last year’s first ever Genesee River Basin Summit by creating an annual Basin Report Card that will be used to:
• Raise awareness of the Genesee and the condition of its waters
• Provide a basis for conversation about what needs to be done to improve water quality in, and access to, the Genesee River
• Establish visible targets for the work of stakeholders
- Give us all a way to measure progress on those targets
- Help attract more funding to execute critical projects
Listen to a Pre-Summit Interview on WXXI's 1370 Connections - starts at the 6:00 minute mark, after the Albany legislative report.
Interview with Scott Fybush:
Genesee River Basin Summit, which Genesee RiverWatch is hosting on Wednesday. It’s a gathering of groups interested in improving the water quality of the river and the surrounding area that depends on it. We'll discuss what will be discussed at the summit with:
- George Thomas, Center for Environmental Initiatives executive director
- David Zorn, Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council executive director
- Ben Schmidt, US Dept of Agriculture's assistant state conservationist for field operations
- C. Michael Haugh, Center for Environmental Initiatives board president
Download the presentations:
|State-Level Genesee River Basin Activities||Steve Gladding, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Albany, NY||
Update on the creation and future use of the 9-Element plan DEC created for the Genesee River Basin in 2014. Describe results of 2014 RIBS Monitoring (Rotating Intensive Basin Survey- 1st year Screening Samples) for the Genesee River Basin. Other topics include Trees-For-Tribs, WAVE program, Basin priority with DEC and EPA.
|Download Steve's presentation|
|Oatka Creek and Black Creek Watershed Management Plans||
David Zorn, Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council, Rochester, NY
|Overview of the process and content associated with the recently-completed Oatka Creek Watershed Management Plan and Black Creek Watershed Management Plan.||Download David's presentation|
|Rochester Embayment Area of Concern||
Charlie Knauf, Monroe County Department of Health, Rochester, NY
|Update on the status of the effort by the Rochester Embayment Remedial Action Plan Advisory Committee to de-list the Area of Concern (AOC) by 2016. Topics include the Braddock Bay restoration project and the Kodak/Genesee River study.||Download Charlie's presentation|
|Progress Since the 2014 Summit||
George Thomas, Center for Environmental Initiatives, Rochester, NY
Overview of what CEI has been able to accomplish since the 2014 Genesee River Basin Summit. Topics will include streambank stabilization, new website, projects in the Upper Basin, nutrient recovery, and City of Rochester.
|Agriculture Best Management Practices Funding in Basin||
Ben Schmidt, Natural Resource Conservation Services, Batavia, NY
Overview of recently-secured funding for implementation of agricultural BMPs in three priority watersheds within the Genesee River Basin: Black Creek, Canaseraga Creek, and Upper Genesee River.
|Download Ben's presentation|