Volunteers needed for Storm Drain Marking in Village of LeRoy Sat. Oct. 1


Come help install markers for storm drains around  the Village! It’s fun & easy, and helps remind folks that what goes down the drain, ends up in the Oatka Creek.

We will be meeting this Saturday at 9:00 AM in the parking lot behind the LeRoy United Methodist Church (off Trigon Park). We will be working until Noon. We have all the supplies, so just bring yourself and wear comfortable shoes!

If you can lend a hand, please contact Pete at lent@frontiernet.net

Rain date is Saturday, Oct. 8th.

No Comments

Trees for Tribs at Rock Glen

Several OCWC members went to help out at the Trees for Tribs planting yesterday at Rock Glen, organized by the Wyoming County SWCD. The planting was along Oatka’s tributary, Cotton Creek – and it was a beautiful day for being outside putting trees in the ground! We got 419 trees and shrubs planted by noon – and then we got donuts!

Thanks Megan! And thank you for all your hard work coordinating our regional Trees for Tribs program!





















Hard at work



Fast progress


Got into a rocky patch (nice soil though) –



John & Maureen show off one of the larger rock specimens encountered –




No Comments

Also Don’t Forget Trees for Tribs this Saturday, Sept 24

Please contact Megan Boberg if you can help plant trees along the Oatka at the Rock Glen Baptist Church in Wyoming County! See this post for more information.

Hope you can help out!



No Comments

Register Tomorrow for Sept 24 Tree Seminar

The last day to register for Genesee SWCD’s tree seminar is tomorrow! Learn how to correctly plant and care for your trees from NYS DEC Forester Garrett Koplun! Seminar at Genesee County Park from 9:00 to Noon.

FREE! Please call to register
by Monday, Sept. 19
(585) 343-2362 x5


No Comments

Great Lakes Action Agenda Work Group Meetings

From NYSDEC – please note: the Oatka Watershed is in the South West region; see information on the October 20th meeting.

Save the Dates!  

Great Lakes Action Agenda Work Group Meetings: 

                                   October 19th, 20th, 25th & 26th

NYSDEC invites you to join other regional stakeholders in a basinwide partnership to advance ecosystem-based management opportunities for New York’s Great Lakes basin, as identified in the state’s interim Great Lakes Action Agenda (GLAA).  Meeting objectives include:

  • Introduce new online collaboration tool and upcoming webinar.
  • Develop a collective understanding of EBM and how it is being applied locally.
  • Share progress on achieving goals of GLAA/sub-basin work plans.
  • Engage stakeholders in identifying work plan pilot project(s) for implementation.

Four sub basin work groups provide a unique opportunity to connect, coordinate and collaborate with other groups and agencies working locally and basinwide.




Please join us for one or more of the following meetings:

  • Lake Erie Work Group — October 19th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm – Woodlawn State Park Lodge 3580 Lakeshore Rd Blasdell, NY 14219
  • SW Lake Ontario Work Group — October 20th, 9:00am – 12:00pm – Hansen Nature Center, Tinker Nature Park 1525 Calkins Rd Pittsford, NY 14534
  • NE Lake Ontario Work Group — October 25th, 10:30am – 2:00pm – Keewaydin State Park Marina pavilion 45165 New York 12 Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
  • SE Lake Ontario Work Group — October 26th, 10:30am – 2:00pm – Fair Haven Beach State Park Sabin Hall 14985 State Park Rd Sterling, NY 13156

See flyer here: 

All NYS Great Lakes stakeholders are invited to participate — including environmental orgs, academic institutions, state and federal agencies, local government, individuals and other diverse stakeholder groups (business, health, recreation, planning, etc).

Please let us know if you can make it! RSVP to greatlakes@dec.ny.gov by October 14th. Please indicate which work group meeting you’ll be attending.

Questions or comments?

No Comments

Remember Our Stream Bank Clean-Up This Saturday!

A quick reminder to come join us in Oatka Creek Park for our fall stream bank clean-up! We’ll be meeting at 9:00 AM either at the parking lot closest to the main park entrance off Union Street (across from Quaker Street) in Town of Wheatland Monroe County, or at the parking lot at the lodge building in the Park. Contact Maureen for details!

No Comments

Fall Trees for Tribs Event! Call for Volunteers!

Saturday, September 24th, will be a Trees for Tribs planting event on the Oatka Creek in Rock Glen, Wyoming County sponsored by Wyoming County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Western NY Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Hope you can help out. Please contact Megan Boberg at 585.786.3675, or email her at mboberg@frontier.com  to volunteer!





1 Comment

Visit Us at the Genesee River Bash October 6

The OCWC will be there with our display. Please join us! Proceeds from the event will help fund the Genesee River Watch!



No Comments

Volunteers Needed for Fall Stream Bank Clean-Up

creekcleanup2016It’s time for the 31st Annual New York State Beach Cleanup September 17, 2016! The OCWC will be sponsoring a cleanup of the banks of the Oatka at the Oatka Creek Park in Scottsville. This effort is part of the International Coastal Cleanup Event. We need volunteers to help with this service activity. If you can help please send a note via e-mail to either Maureen Leupold  – maleupold@genesee.edu or Pete – lent@frontiernet.net  or you can just show up. We will meet at 9:00, either at the parking lot closest to the main park entrance off Union Street (across from Quaker Street) in Town of Wheatland Monroe County, or at the parking lot at the lodge building in the Park.

No Comments

Autumn News from our friends at Genesee SWCD!

Make a note of the Upcoming Tree Seminar with Gary on September 24!

Download fish form here: autumn_2016-fishorderform.

















No Comments