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Saturday Drain Marking Event Cancelled

Due to likely wet conditions tomorrow morning and conflicts for volunteers, we are cancelling our storm drain marking event in the Village of LeRoy. We’ll keep you posted on when it will be rescheduled!

Have Fun with Storm Drains Saturday, Sept. 22

The OCWC will be having another storm drain marking event in the Village of LeRoy this Saturday morning starting at 8:30AM. We’ll be meeting in the parking lot behind the United Methodist Church off Trigon Park /East Main St. It’s a fun activity. Come join Us!

Come Visit Us at the 30th Annual LeRoy Oatka Festival This Weekend July 14th & 15th!

We’ll be there with our ever popular macroinvertebrate display. You can see what’s happening with the bugs this year, as well as catching up on what the OCWC has been doing lately. Please come see us!  

Oatka Creek Park Tree Check #2

Thanks to the five volunteers that came out in April to do maintenance work on the Balonek Farms planting site! Maureen reports that things looked pretty good. Now it’s time for the second round of maintenance on the Oatka Creek Park Trees for Tribs sites! We will  again be inventorying the areas and collecting plastic […]

Get Your Trees Here! HUGE OVERSTOCK!

This is a GREAT OPPORTUNITY! Gary Koplun, DEC Region 8 Forester, passed along this info on bargain of all bargains!!! via OCWC Vice-Chair Maureen L: TREES! TREES! Get your trees here! There is a new tree nursery in Newark, Wayne County. They have an oversupply of trees (a huge oversupply 10’s of thousands) this year. […]

Saturday April 14 Tree Check at Oatka Creek Park

It’s time for some maintenance on the Oatka Creek Park Trees for Tribs sites! We will be inventorying the areas and collecting plastic weed mats, straightening and/or removing tubes, and generally cleaning up and tending to the trees and shrubs that our wonderful volunteers worked so hard to plant! OCWC & Seth Green TU member […]

Back from Hiatus!

What’s new in 2018: Last fall found the OCWC very busy working with the Black Creek Watershed Coaliton to plan & host a municipal workshop for county and municipal officials and planning boards. The focus of the workshop was to talk about the findings and recommendations in the two watershed management plans. We had a […]

Fall Storm Marking Event in LeRoy

We will be finishing up this project in the Village by installing the remaining 94 drain medallions. Come join us! Much thanks goes to Genesee SWCD & LeRoy’s Vic Blood Foundation for sponsoring this project!

Free October Municipal Watershed Management Plan Workshop

Free Workshop for Black Creek and Oatka Creek Watershed Municipalities Find out How the Watershed Plans can Work For YOU! Free Workshop Two Hours of Training Credits Available to Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals Members Sandwiches provided OCWC will be joining with the Black Creek Watershed Coalition (BCWC)  to host a free workshop […]

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grant Received by Monroe SWCD!

Thanks to the hard work of Josh LaFountain back in March, the Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation District has been selected for funding by the EPA for a project that will provide supplemental planting of about 20,000+ new trees to replace ash trees in EAB affected areas of Monroe County parks & public land and New […]