Help Wanted! Trees for Tribs May 2nd Tree Planting!!

Help Wanted!

Trees for Tribs (tributaries)
Genesee Country Village and Museum
Help plant trees along Oatka Creek
May 2, 2015

The Emerald Ash Borers are destroying Ash trees that border Oatka Creek. We have a program to replace the dying Ash with 200 native trees and shrubs that will provide shade and erosion control along our blue ribbon trout stream.

When: May 2nd 9:00 am – ?
Where: Genesee Village and Museum Property on Flint Hill Road, Mumford NY – Parking is on North Side of Flint Hill Rd. Across from Main Entrance to Village & Museum – Follow Signs

What to bring: if you have tools – shovel, tree planting bar, buckets for watering trees, rake, – make sure you label your name on tools
Filled water bottle, lunch and snack

What to wear: work gloves, boots, dress for the weather

To volunteer for the project, please contact: Peter Lent, Chair Oatka Creek Watershed Committee –

This project is sponsored by the Department of Environmental Conservation, Genesee Country Village and Museum, Oatka Creek Watershed Committee.

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Oatka Creek Park Clean-Up April 25th

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Come join with the Oatka Creek Watershed Committee to “Pick  Up the Parks” on Saturday morning, April 25th, from 9am ’till noon. We will again be sponsoring the clean-up in Oatka Creek Park in Scottsville.

After the clean up:  Noon – 2pm, there will be a Thank You picnic in the Olmsted Lodge at Highland Park!

This is the 6th annual “Pick up the Parks” sponsored by Monroe County. For more information and registration forms, visit : Pick up the Parks or contact Maureen at .

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From our Friends at Genesee Soil and Water Conservation

Hello from Soil & Water, and HAPPY SPRING!

We are sending out our Spring Newsletter which is loaded with information on several invasive species, tillage methods, DEC updates, as well as our Fish Order Form (first fish delivery of 2015 will be the end of May). You can still order trees and shrubs, but we are sold out of many varieties so please call first to check. For those of you who have already ordered, the tree pick up dates are Friday May 1, and Saturday May 2nd at the Genesee Co. Fairgrounds.

Our CONGRATULATIONS to POST DAIRY FARM for being selected as Genesee County’s CONSERVATION FARM OF THE YEAR! You can read about their family dairy and farming operation on the front page of the newsletter…ENJOY!

Your Friends in Conservation,
~Genesee Co. SWCD Staff


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ECO-fest Recycling Update 2015

From Saturday’s 10th Annual Cool Kids ECO-Fest the following items were collected for reuse or recycling!
• 12,000 lbs. of E-Waste hauled out by RC&R
• 328 pairs of sneakers (to be ground-up and converted into running tracks)
• 1,551 paperback books for American Troops
• 41 pairs of glasses for the Lions Club
• 134 ink cartridges going to Imagine It
• 275 articles of clothing, 50 blankets, 100 stuffed animals, and full cart of miscellaneous materials for WNY Coalition of Donated Goods
• 26 worn American flags
• 39 cell phones for YWCA’s Domestic Violence Program
• 3 pieces of furniture for Habitat for Humanity
1 bike for Trailside Bikes

Thanks to everyone who participated!!

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