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Congratulations, Maureen!

Congratulations to OCWC’s very own Vice-Chair, Maureen Leupold, for being awarded “Conservationist of the Year 2018” by Monroe County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD)! She has also been commended for this award by the Monroe County Legislature with a Certificate of Recognition! We know her for her role on the OCWC’s Board of Directors, […]

Change in Date for Planting!

Revised  Call for Volunteers Planting Trees and Shrubs along Genesee River Town of Hume, Allegany County WHEN: SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM  (NEW DATE – RESCHEDULING DUE TO POOR SITE CONDITIONS)  WHERE: Town of Hume, Allegany Co.; Near intersection of West River Road and NY State Route 19A, approx. 1 ¼ […]

Tree Planting Volunteers Needed!

On Saturday, May 25th, volunteers are needed to plant trees on our latest streambank restoration project in Town of Hume, Allegany County, NY. Details are here. We want to thank all of you who helped at last year’s tree planting at the Mallard Dairy Streambank Stabilization site in the Town of Caneadea. Well, we’re at […]

Trees & Baseball in Caledonia This Saturday!

Come join the OCWC in Caledonia this Saturday, May 4th to celebrate the opening day of Little League and Arbor Day! Festivities start at Noon in Tennent Park off Pioneer Rd. (see map). Besides the first pitch ceremony for Little League, there will be a parade, hotdogs and a tree planting dedication in honor of […]

What’s happening on the Genesee River

Our friends at Genesee River Watch have a lot of upcoming events and activities that you may want to check out! Here are a couple: Next Tuesday, on May 7th, will be the 6th Annual Genesee River Basin Summit. Find out what activities and initiatives have been happening in the Basin for improving water quality […]

Join Us on Sunday, April 28

Don’t Forget! This Sunday April 28th we will be picking up the Oatka Creek Park in Scottsville as part of Monroe County’s Pick Up the Parks event. We will be meeting at 8:30 AM to the Oatka Lodge (entrance off Union St/Quaker Rd). The clean up goes from 9:00 AM to noon. Come join us […]

Saturday, April 6, 8:30 AM Tree Check at Oatka Creek Park

Come join us this coming Saturday morning at Oatka Creek Park in Wheatland for a tree check! We will be working from 8:30 AM until Noon looking at the plantings done over the past couple of years to see what’s still alive and thriving. Where plants have died, we will be removing the tubes, stakes […]

Spring is Here! (sort of)

While the OCWC has been busy during the winter months, it’s now that time of year when we pull on our boots and get outdoors. Here are a few things that that are going on in next couple of months! Check out DEC’s new “Buffer in a Bag” initiative! As we posted on our Facebook […]

WAVE Data 2018

Thanks to all you ‘WAVErs’ for all your hard work last year! From DEC WAVE Coordinator Alene Onion: 2018 WAVE Data The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation sent this bulletin on 01/08/2019 10:16 AM EST 2018 WAVE Data The 2018 WAVE samples have been processed, tallied, summarized, and posted. Everyone who submitted a […]

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!