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Notice of Workshop: March 28th 8:30-11:30am

Streambank Restoration in the Middle Genesee River Basin

Genesee RiverWatch is hosting a workshop on March 28, 2018 in the Visitors Center at the Mt. Morris Dam.
The topic is "Streambank Restoration in the Middle Genesee River Basin”.

This event is open to the public. Please join the conversation!

Streambank restoration reduces sediment and phosphorus loads to the Genesee River by reducing erosion and run-off.

The purpose of the workshop is to:

·    Provide an overview of Genesee RiverWatch's work on a basin-wide restoration plan to restore streambanks.

·    Review the Genesee RiverWatch study that identified the magnitude of restoration needed in the Middle Basin.

·    Solicit feedback and input on options to identify areas in need of restoration.

·    Discuss technical options to stabilize streambanks

Workshop Details

Topic: Streambank Restoration in the

Middle Genesee River Basin

Date: March 28th, 2018

Time: 8:30am-11:30am

Place: Mt. Morris Dam Visitors Center

Address: 6103 Visitor Center Road, Mt. Morris, NY

This event is open to the public and is free.

Please  register here


Thank you to our 2018 Supporters!



5th Annual Genesee River Basin Summit

Stewardship Through River Education

Saturday, March 24th from 8:30AM-4:30PM

Riverside Room, Port of Rochester, 1000 North River Street Rochester, NY 14612

Target Audience: K-12 Educators, Aquatic & Environmental Educators, Community Groups

Click here to Register



  • Get Familiar with the Genesee River
    • Geology, History, Pollution Prevention, and how to engage students.*
  • Learn about  the Aquatic Education Network
    • Meet regional aquatic educators and learn about resources at the Educator Expo.
  • Teacher Action Planning
    • How can you leverage the connections you created and what you’ve learned at the summit to provide inquiry-based education on the Genesee River Basin?

*This meeting can be used towards Professional Development Credit

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Event Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities

 2017 Sponsor Opportunities


Genesee RiverWatch is seeking sponsors for its two major 2017 events: the 4th Annual Genesee River Basin Summit and the Genesee River Bash, our 43rd annual celebration and fundraiser.  You decide your level of support and your organization will be recognized in both event programs and all promotional materials as shown in the table below.

Sponsor Levels

Genesee River Basin

$2,000 & Over

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Sponsorship Benefits:
   Bash Tickets Included 6 4 2 1
   CEI Membership - Value: $25 (Individual), $100 (Business)
   Recognition in Quarterly Newsletters – Grouped by sponsorship level
   Recognition in Programs and at the Events – Grouped by sponsorship level
   Recognition on Web Site – Grouped by sponsorship level
   Recognition in Event Emails – Grouped by sponsorship level

The sooner we receive your 2017 sponsorship commitment, the sooner your name and logo will appear in Genesee RiverWatch publications and the more often they will be seen by the community of people and groups interested in the Genesee River.


Free exhibition space at both events

Exhibitors who are also sponsors will receive complementary Bash tickets as indicated in the table above.

Exhibitors who are not also sponsors are asked to buy a Bash ticket to cover the cost of their dinner.

2017 Genesee River Basin Summit:

  • 12-15 spaces
  • 1-2 tables each
  • Power available

2017 Genesee River Bash:

  • 5,400 ft2 exhibit hall
  • Tables & power available
  • Room for up to 18’ W x 10’ D x 15’ H exhibit booths

Event Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities


Event Descriptions

2017 Genesee River Basin Summit:

  • Summits are open to the public and focus on working with stakeholder groups to develop ideas to improve water quality and initiatives that connect people to the River. 
  • The 2017 Summit will highlight “River Access & Recreational Opportunities”, targeting groups that provide and/or make use of the Genesee’s recreational opportunities and are interested in improving public access and water quality.
  • For reference, 2016’s Summit concentrated on “Streambank Erosion, Soil Loss & Sediment”.  120 attendees from corporate, government, educational and non-profit organizations learned about the geology of the basin, the economic and water quality impacts of high sediment levels and possible solutions to these problems.  The group endorsed development of a “whole basin” erosion control strategy – a charter that is shaping Genesee RiverWatch’s work this year.

2017 Genesee River Bash

  • The Bash is open to the public and is our annual celebration of the Genesee River.  Attendees will tour the exhibits, enjoy an evening of dining and dancing and join in honoring recipients of the annual Elizabeth Thorndike Environmental Leadership Awards.
  • 2017 will introduce a number of significant changes designed to increase attendance and participant enjoyment:
    • The Bash is moved from Thursday to Saturday, while keeping it a premier event on the City of Rochester’s River Romance Weekend schedule.
    • Ticket prices will be reduced to $30 (est.) from $50, making attendance more affordable for couples and families.   (Children under 12 continue to be free.)
    • Dancing will be a featured part of the program.
    • The program is extended to 10:00 PM allowing attendees to make this a full evening of entertainment.

Sign Up Procedure & Questions

  • To become a sponsor, complete either the Downloadable or Online Form.
    Note: please view the downloadable form even if completing the online form as it contains additional information.

  • To become an exhibitor at either event, call the Genesee RiverWatch office (585-233-6086) or email George Thomas  to outline your plans and discuss how we can maximize the impact of your exhibit.
  • If you have any questions, call the Genesee RiverWatch office (585-233-6086) or email George Thomas.