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 the organization to get rolling, but in the last year many exciting things have happened.
They have started construction on a couple of pocket parks, received official non-profit status, and they are starting to make a meaningful difference.
They may be small, but they have big plans for the local area. Those plans include making the river more accessible to everyone by installing parking, signs and safe boat launches.
Their vision is for everyone to enjoy the river. By implementing small environmentally friendly changes, every one in the surrounding area can safely enjoy all the benefits the river has to offer.
Genesee River Wilds has been working hard on opening River Access Sites since 2012. All are now equipped with a kiosk and parking lot, with small brown kayak signs along NYS 19 helping you find the various locations.
The Genesee River Wilds is an official 501-C-3 not-for-profit organization. Their mission is, to restore, protect, and enjoy the upper Genesee River by combining conservation, recreation, and business.