About Us

The Vision

“To preserve the pristine character and water quality now present in Oatka Creek for future generations.”

Who We Are

The Oatka Creek Watershed Committee (OCWC) is a not for profit group composed of dedicated volunteers from a variety of backgrounds who are working together to develop and promote a watershed management plan for the Oatka Creek Watershed which is located within the four counties of Wyoming, Genesee, Livingston and Monroe in Western New York State. Our diverse membership is composed of people from local government, the farming community, public health, conservation and many other areas, and our activities have been supported through partnerships and federal, state and local grants.

Our Mission

The mission of the Committee is to:

  • Facilitate the development of a watershed management plan for use by municipalities, stakeholders and individuals for the conservation and protection of the Oatka Creek watershed;
  • Educate the community through dissemination of information gained from environmental studies of the Oatka Creek area;
  • Work with communities and municipalities in the Oatka Creek watershed to establish uniform rules and guidelines for development of the areas surrounding Oatka Creek; and
  • Coordinate and facilitate the continuing exchange of information among municipalities, communities, residents stakeholders and public and private organizations.

The OCWC’s activities have been made possible through the generous support of the Rochester Area Community Foundation, The Finger Lakes-Ontario Watershed Protection Alliance, Wyoming, Genesee and Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation Districts and the Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council.