Each year, GVAS continues to make a positive impact on conservation by offering a variety of educational opportunities that are open to our members and the community.  Our newsletter, the Meadowlark, will be released seasonally four times a year beginning Spring 2023. It offers information about our monthly lecture series, field hikes, and topics such as wildlife and waterway policy, conservation advocacy, birding, and much more.

Native Plants

Help us to create and maintain the best habitat possible for our local wildlife to survive and thrive. Whether it’s rehabilitating the banks of a waterway or building a bird friendly backyard, Genesee Valley Audubon Society can provide the information necessary to help you protect local habitat. Before you plant or weed, download our Native Plants guide to learn what plants are the best for creatures native to the Genesee Valley region.

Invasive Species

Are you aware that we have invaders, both plant and insect, that threaten our local wildlife habitats? Not only do they threaten wildlife but our agricultural lands and waterways, too. The concept and design for this brochure are by Christine Sevilla and on the GVAS web site in memory of her trail blazing efforts in invasive plants awareness. Download our Invasive Species guide and learn how you can identify and help eradicate invasive species in the Greater Rochester/Finger Lakes region.

The Spotted Lantern Fly is a serious invasive threat to our region. Resource links below:

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

Cornell University

Penn State

Finger Lakes PRISM (Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management)

Other Links and GVAS Partners

Here are some other links and resources that you might find helpful: