Environmental Stewardship

Park Stewardship Events

The City of Rochester’s Department of Recreation and Human Services is partnering with the Seneca Park Zoo Society to sponsor a series of ‘park clean-up events’ along the Genesee Riverway Trail.

All volunteer events take place on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 12’noon. Tools and gloves will be provided. Please dress for the weather and bring water to stay hydrated. Masks are required. All 2021 monthly clean up dates are to be determined.

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Other Local Stewardship Opportunities

Learn how to protect our watershed and become an H20 Hero!

Help identify and remove invasive species with Friends of Washington Grove. 

Improve the health of the Genesee River through streambank revitalization events with Genesee RiverWatch.

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Check out the City of Rochester’s Environmental Mission Statement, Climate and Environmental Protection Resolution, and Climate Change Resilience Plan to learn more about Rochester’s commitment to our environment.    


Department of Recreation & Human Services
Stephanie Benway, Environmental Education Specialist