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Gray Catbird by Will Stuart

Become a Member

Member benefits include a bimonthly newsletter outlining programs, activities and initiatives taking place in your local chapter of Audubon, and a one year subscription to the Audubon Magazine.

American Goldfinch (PHOTO: Genesee Valley Audubon Society)

American Goldfinch

New Members:

Please send check or money order for $20 made out to National Audubon Society, Attn: Genesee Valley Audubon Society, 208 Rhea Crescent, Rochester, NY, 14615. Please include full address.


Renew online, or use the mailed subscription renewal form.

Volunteer Opportunities

Genesee Valley Audubon Society offers many volunteer opportunities.
Send inquiries to for details.

Annual International Coastal Cleanup
Beach Clean Up, Volunteers Needed
September 25, 2021 @ 9 am at Westpoint Marina, 105 E. Manitou Rd. in Greece. We will meet in the public parking loop before the Marina.

Join GVAS for the Annual International Coastal Cleanup in September,  GVAS has picked up over a ton of trash at and around Braddock Bay over the years and we need your help this year to keep the bay clean. Trash entangles wildlife and plastic bags cover the bottom of the bay, preventing plants from growing. Register with June at, or call (585) 355-1824 to let me know you are coming. Bring a mask and we will social distance.

Great Backyard Bird Count 2020 – February 

Go to for information and data from the previous year.

Water Chestnut Pulls – July and Aug  TBD
This activity will remove the invasive European water chestnut plants from Braddock Bay that would otherwise cover the bay and reduce space available for waterfowl.

Board Members We’re currently recruiting new active board members.

Info Meeting Greeters 4th Tuesday between September and April. (when in person is allowed again)

Nature Walk Leaders Share your interest and knowledge with others.

Program Speakers We’re always looking for individuals looking to share their knowledge of the environment and the environmental sciences.

Represent GVAS programs and initiatives GVAS attends various events throughout the year. (Examples: Mendon Winterfest, Bird of Prey Days, Montezuma Audubon Wildlife Festival)

Contact June Summers: or (585) 865-6047 if you are interested in participating in any GVAS activities noted above.


The only way we’ll be successful in our conservation efforts is with your help. As a constituent, you have a unique ability to convey your concerns about issues affecting birds, wildlife and their habitats — and be heard like no lobbyist.

Sign up to receive National Audubon Society Action Network alerts.

And follow Genesee Valley Audubon Society on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for regional opportunities to make your voice heard.

Make a Donation

Genesee Valley Audubon Society
P.O. Box 15512
Rochester, NY 14615