In 2008 a group of concerned community members banded together to create a mission to help protect the Genesee River and to try to restore the river from former flood damage. It has taken a few years for us to get rolling, but in the last year many exciting things have happened. We have started construction on a couple of pocket parks, we have received our official non-profit status and we are finally starting to make a difference.
We are an official 501-C-3 not-for-profit organization. Our mission is, to restore, protect, and enjoy the upper Genesee River by combining conservation, recreation, and business.
We may be small, but we have big plans for our local area. We are making the river more accessible to everyone by installing parking, signs and safe boat launches. It is a great desire of ours for everyone to enjoy the river, so it is our goal to implement these small environmentally friendly changes so that every one in the surrounding area can safely enjoy all the benefits the river has to offer.The Genesee River Wilds is a coalition of groups and individuals working to develop an environmentally sustainable system of nature parks concentrated along the Genesee River in the “Genesee River Wilds.”
The coalition works to improve the health of the upper Genesee River and its watershed; protect them from future environmental threats; and enhance their recreational potential.
We have completed work on River Access Parks at the Transit Bridge site in between Belfast and Angelica, Belfast River Access Park just east of the Hamlet of Belfast and Caneadea on NY 19. It is now equipped with a kiosk and parking lot. Thank you to our park sponsor at Transit Bridge: Cuba, Fillmore & Fisher's Pharmacies for supporting our first river access site along the Genesee River. Thank you to our park sponsor at Caneadea Marshall Insurance Group supporting our second site. The Belfast Site is available for a sponsorship. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We are making arrangements to do a partnership with the two campgrounds along the river: Trout Run Campground in Stannards and Riverside Campground near Wellsville. We have additional launch sites that we are working to bring online in the coming year.
The strategic plan for the Triple Divide Trail System promotes conservation, recreation, natural flood control, education, and economic development by means of greenways/conservation corridors with multi-use trails for hiking, bicycling, and other low-impact travel), blueways (water trails for canoes and kayaks), minimally-invasive riverside nature parks, and riparian buffers (streamside forests). This system will extend ca. 230 miles from Lake Ontario in Rochester, NY, to the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, PA, via the Genesee River, Pine Creek, and the triple continental divide. The plan was produced in consultation with agencies and groups in NY and PA, so its features already appear in state, regional, and other planning documents from both states. Many parts of this system are complete (e.g., Letchworth State Park, Pine Creek Trail in Pine Creek Gorge) or at an advanced stage of development (e.g., Genesee Valley Greenway, extensions of Pine Creek Trail). Connecting the entire series into a complete “Triple Divide Greenway” and adding more nature parks, blueway infrastructure, and riparian buffers is a long-term project. Please visit our sister site www.geneseeriverwilds.org for more information and to download the entire strategic plan.
Board meetings are held on a monthly basis. If you would like to attend the next meeting please contact us at 585-268-7472 or email@example.com to learn about the next time and location.
October, 2014 (TBA)
Take part in the second leg of the trip by floating from Caneadea Creek along the Genesee River.
Skill Level: Intermediate
We are a 501-C-3 non-profit organization and all gifts are tax deductable. Please review our giving levels below and send this portion of the page to the address listed below. Checks can be made payable to Genesee River Wilds.
❑ Dew Drop $25
❑ Babbling Brook $50
❑ Cascading Creek $100
❑ Rolling River $500
❑ Great Lake $1000
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Make Checks out to “Genesee River Wilds, Inc.” and address them to this organization:
Genesee River Wilds, Inc.
6087 State Route 19N
Belmont, NY, 14813
Volunteers are needed for a number of projects and tasks. Even if you are not a financial supporter we gladly accept donations of time. Some of the tasks that we will need assistance with include grant writing, PR efforts, legal assistance, physical labor at park sites and on trails. If you are interested in providing any of these services please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org with your information and what kind of tasks interest you.