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Genesee RiverWatch is committed to enhancing public knowledge of the Genesee River and increasing commitment to its future health and use through actions such as our Genesee River Basin Report Card, Genesee River Basin Summits and Water Quality Monitoring programs.

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  • Riparian Zones Explained October 3, 2020
    As an interface between water and land, riparian zones are important features in the landscape and an important part of Genesee RiverWatch's streambank restoration work.
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  • 2019 Basin Summit May 8, 2019
    Genesee RiverWatch hosted its 6th Annual Genesee River Basin Summit on May 7, 2019 at the Rochester Institute of Technology. The Summit topic was “A Report to the Community”. Regional experts provided updates on initiatives to improve water quality and connect people to the river. Topics included: Reporting and Planning Access and Recreation Restoration Outreach and Education. We had 105 ...
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  • 2018 Basin Summit April 1, 2018
    The 5th annual Genesee River Basin Summit was held at the Port of Rochester on March 24th, 2018. The topic was “Stewardship Through Environmental Education”. Genesee RiverWatch’s Aquatic Educators Network organized the event. Approximately 100 educators, river stakeholders and exhibitors attended. The Summit topic was a natural outgrowth of The Genesee River Institute – conceived ...
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  • 2017 Basin Summit August 23, 2017
    Genesee RiverWatch held its 4th Annual Genesee River Basin Summit on June 15, 2017.  The topic was “River Access and Recreational Opportunities.”  The purpose of this year’s Summit was to review the current state of river access and recreational use, understand the benefits associated with increasing these opportunities and plan for how we can move ...
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  • 2016 Basin Summit June 1, 2016
    In May, 2016, we convened our 3rd Annual Genesee River Basin Summit where a variety of stakeholders discussed Streambank Erosion, Soil Loss & Sediment throughout the Genesee River Basin. Many tributaries and the main stem of the Genesee River suffer from severe streambank erosion which significantly contributes to excess sediment and nutrients in the river.  Based ...
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  • 2015 Basin Summit July 1, 2015
    Genesee RiverWatch hosted its 2nd annual Genesee River Basin Summit on June 17th, 2015 at SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, NY. Regional experts discussed basin-wide and sub-watershed activities and efforts to improve water quality. We also gained input from a wide variety of stakeholders toward developing a Genesee River Basin Report Card whose purpose is to: Raise public awareness ...
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  • 2014 Basin Summit February 10, 2014
    On February 6, 2014 the Center for Environmental Initiatives (CEI) convened the Genesee River Basin Summit as the first public step in the launch of its clean water initiative now branded as the Genesee RiverWatch. The overarching goals of this event were to: Begin the process of forging a regional alliance capable of planning and implementing ...
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