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2014 Community Salute to the Environment

Sept 30th CEI's Annual Community Salute to the Environment

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The Center for Environmental Initiatives (CEI) is hosting its 40th Annual Community Salute to the Environment on Tuesday, September 30th 2014. Come join us to celebrate CEI's 40th Anniversary, our Environmental Award recipients and our ambitious new Genesee RiverWatch initiative.

Date: Tuesday, September 30th 2014

Time: 5:30pm to 9:00pm

Place: La Luna Italian Restaurant and Banquet Center; 60 Browns Race, Rochester, NY 14614 at High Falls

The Community Salute is CEI's main fundraiser and your support will further the work of the organization to protect the environment in the Greater Rochester and Finger Lakes region. This event is considered the area's premier environmental networking opportunity with up to 200 individuals in attendance from government, business and industry, civic and environmental groups, professionals and concerned citizens.


• Exhibits from local environmental service and product vendors

• Networking cocktail hour

• Dinner

• Community Environmental Leadership / Excellence awards

• Featured topic is a film entitled: Restoring the Genesee River


City of Rochester and Genesee RiverWatch tour the lower Genesee River, Aug 4th 2015

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Taking advantage of a beautiful August morning, Genesee RiverWatch toured the lower Genesee river with City of Rochester Commissioner of Environmental Services Norman Jones, members of the City Environmental and Planning staffs and Tom Snyder from the Seneca Park Zoo. Steve Gibbs, President of Gibbs Marine Group, made the trip possible, volunteering both the boat and his knowledge of the river.  Rochester’s updated Local Waterfront Revitalization Program and the Harbor Management Plan outline ideas for improved access sites and facilities to serve boaters, paddlers, fishermen and walkers. The ability to review these sites from the water and generate additional ideas for river improvements and events was invaluable for the entire team.

Sites for the Zoo’s upcoming “One Cubic Foot” event were also investigated. If this makes you curious, go to and plan to join us this month in learning about the biodiversity of the river.

See our Green Drinks event listing for a celebration of One Cubic Foot on Wednesday, August 12th.

The late morning rainstorm at Turning Point Park only added to the enjoyment of a day on the river!

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