Eastern Meadowlark by Sheri Douse

Walks and Hikes

with Genesee Valley Audubon Society are family friendly opportunities to explore nature first-hand with other environmental enthusiasts.

Genesee Valley Audubon Society

Ruby-throated Hummingbird with emerald green back and brilliant red throat.

1st Sunday Nature Walks  – The first Sunday of every month GVAS will host a nature walk through a local park.  Join our adventure as we stroll through the park looking for birds and other wildlife. See the beauty that nature has to offer. We will visit a different location each month. Listed below are upcoming walks:

  • July 1, 2018 8:00 a.m. – Highland Park – Meet on Reservoir Ave near the Lamberton Conservatory.
  • August 5, 2018 8:00 a.m. – Thousand Acre Swamp – Meeting location to be determined.

Follow Genesee Valley Audubon Society on Facebook or Twitter for updates or email Lisa at Also feel free to call or text Lisa at 585-899-9616

Programs, Presentations & Events

are a great way to learn about a variety of environmental topics and get involved with nature.

Genesee Land Trust – Backyard Habitat Tour

July 21, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Join GVAS at the GLT Backyard Habitat Tour.  We will be in one of the yards informing you about plants in the yard that are beneficial for birds and other wildlife.   

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Braddock Bay Water Chestnut Pull

July 28, 2018
9:00 am – 12:00 PM

Join us at the Westpoint Marina at Braddock Bay, 105 E. Manitou Rd. We will meet at the boat launch in the marina. Please dress for the weather and bring water.

We need volunteers with kayaks and small boats to pull invasive weeds, water chestnut and yellow iris.

It is not fast work and always a nice day on the water. Contact June at (585) 865-6047 with questions.

Beach Cleanup, Westpoint Marina at Braddock Bay

Sept. 15, 2018
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
105 E. Manitou Rd.

Join GVAS by the bay once again to clean up one of our most valuable natural assets in the Rochester area.

Please come prepared for the weather and to pick up trash. We supply the bag and have some gloves.

Contact June at (585) 865-6047 with questions.

To participate as a volunteer with any of these activities, please visit our Get Involved page.

Genesee Valley Audubon Society

P.O. Box 15512
Rochester, NY 14615