Events

Artist Jim Mott: Community Based Art
Artist Jim Mott: Community Based Art

Nationally recognized artist Jim Mott (and part-time Conservancy stewardship coordinator) will discuss and show his innovative community based Itinerant Artist Project where he stays with hosts across North America in exchange for his paintings.  He has produced over 600 works in 35 states and Canada over the past 18 years through this project.  Jim will also discuss his new project, the Landscape Lottery, where he uses GPS to randomly select points in a community from which he then paints - challenging him to find art in non-traditional settings.

Jim will also discuss the Conservancy's community painting project, the Genesee Valley 100.

  • Date:
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  • April 19, 2018
  • 7:00 PM
  • Wadsworth Library Basement
    24 Center Street
    Geneseo, NY 14454
  • Supported by Steuben Trust Company
Why Should We Care About Native Pollinators?
Why Should We Care About Native Pollinators?

Dr. Jennifer Apple, SUNY Geneseo Department of Biology, will present.

A casual event with passionate people, interesting activities, and lots of fun!

https://www.geneseo.edu/discoverycafe

  • Date:
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  • April 24, 2018
  • 7:00 PM
  • Wadsworth Library
    24 Center St
    Geneseo, NY 14454
  • Presented by Discovery Cafe
Arbor Day Celebration
Arbor Day Celebration

Join us for a brief ceremony to mark Arbor Day by dedicating a tree planted by Geneseo Garden Club along with others planted by the Conservancy using memorial donations.

  • Date:
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  • April 27, 2018
  • 10:00 AM
  • John W. Chanler Island Preserve
    8 Cavalry Drive
    Geneseo, NY 14454
  • In partnership with Geneseo Garden Club
Arbor Day Tree Potting
Arbor Day Tree Potting

Join us to help pot 150 native seedling trees and shrubs that will be grown all summer and then used this fall on various nature preserves as part of restoration projects.

Gloves, soil, and plants will all be provided.

  • Date:
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  • April 28, 2018
  • 11:00 AM
  • Conservancy Office
    One Main Street
    Geneseo
  • Supported by Steuben Trust Company
Bluebell Hike - AM
Bluebell Hike - AM

Join us for a 3.5 mile round-trip hike (~1.5-2hrs) over fields and uneven and muddy trails to see bluebell flowers on the protected Culvert Farm.

Please carpool, wear boots, arrive early (this is a VERY popular hike and we leave promptly), and bring $5 for a bluebell print raffle (1 for $5, 3 for $10).

Because we are on private property and will have large numbers, we will need everyone to sign in and travel as a group.

There is no transportation available.  Participants must be able to complete the round trip.

The hike takes place on private property.  Please help us continue this event by only visiting during these scheduled times.

  • Date:
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  • Location:
  • May 5, 2018
  • 10:00 AM
  • park on north roadside
    3432 Nations Road
    Geneseo
  • Supported by Steuben Trust Company
Bluebell Hike - PM
Bluebell Hike - PM

Join us for a 3.5 mile round-trip hike (~1.5-2hrs) over fields and uneven and muddy trails to see bluebell flowers on the protected Culvert Farm.

Please carpool, wear boots, arrive early (this is a VERY popular hike and we leave promptly), and bring $5 for a bluebell print raffle (1 for $5, 3 for $10).

Because we are on private property and will have large numbers, we will need everyone to sign in and travel as a group.

There is no transportation available.  Participants must be able to complete the round trip.

The hike takes place on private property.  Please help us continue this event by only visiting during these scheduled times.

  • Date:
  • Time:
  • Location:
  • May 5, 2018
  • 2:00 PM
  • park on north roadside
    3432 Nations Road
    Geneseo
  • Supported by Steuben Trust Company
Genesee Valley 100 - Community Painting Project
Genesee Valley 100 - Community Painting Project

Painters of all abilities and styles are being sought to paint a canvas inspired by the Genesee Valley.  Free canvas is available throughout the spring/summer.  Works are due by October 20th for digital and physical display. 

Click Here For Complete Project Details

  • Date:
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  • Location:
  • June 1, 2018
  • 2:36 PM
  • Inspired by the Genesee Valley
  • Paintings Due Oct. 20th
Genesee River Float
Genesee River Float

Come float on the mighty Genesee River.  More details to come!

  • Date:
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  • Location:
  • June 3, 2018
  • 10:00 AM
  • TBD, Allegany County
  • In partnership with Genesee River Wilds
Picnic
Picnic

Join the Board of Directors and staff for the annual Conservancy picnic: location is to be determined. 

Bar opens at 5:30pm and dinner served at 6:30pm

A donation of $10/person is greatly appreciated to cover costs of the picnic!

  • Date:
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  • Location:
  • June 3, 2018
  • 5:30 PM
  • To Be Determined
  • Supporters, landowners, & volunteers are invited to join Board and Staff for a casual meal on protected land.
Geology Creek Walk
Geology Creek Walk

Visit the Jaycox Creek with SUNY Geneseo geologist Dr. Jeff Over to learn about the geologic history of the Genesee Valley.  Wear boots and be prepared to walk on uneven terrain over rocks!

  • Date:
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  • August 11, 2018
  • 8:00 AM
  • park on north roadside
    3432 Nations Road
    Geneseo
  • Supported by Steuben Trust Company
  • Date:
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  • Location:
  • September 2, 2018
  • 8:00 AM
  • Geneseo, NY
  • Registration opens June 1.
Genesee Valley Hunt Races
Genesee Valley Hunt Races

The Genesee Valley Hunt Races is a great way for the entire family to spend the day in a beautiful outdoor setting just north of Geneseo, NY. The Hunt Races have been hosted here for over 120 years, and some of the finest steeplechase trainers on the eastern seaboard bring their horses here to compete for over $30,000 in prize money. Trainers, owners, and jockeys agree that the Genesee Valley Hunt Races are one of the most anticipated meets of the entire season.

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  • October 13, 2018
  • 10:00 AM
  • 3320 Nations Road
    Geneseo NY 14454
  • Takes place on protected land.
Genesee Valley Quiz Night
Genesee Valley Quiz Night

Click here for details on the Quiz!

  • Date:
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  • Location:
  • November 9, 2018
  • 7:00 PM
  • Big Tree Inn
    46 Main Street
    Geneseo, NY 14454
  • Registration required: will open in Aug/Sept.
  • Date:
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  • Location:
  • November 27, 2018
  • 12:01 AM
  • Online!
2018 Events Supported by Steuben Trust Company
2018 Events Supported by Steuben Trust Company

We are please to have the support of Steuben Trust Company again this year, enabling us to provide a variety of nature walks and talks throughout the year to the public.

  • Date:
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  • December 1, 2018
  • 2:18 PM