The most complete Environmental Calendar for the Rochester, NY area 

Updated Monday, July 25, 2016

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Rochester Environment Calendar


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The purpose of this Environmental Event Calendar is to make the public aware of all environmental events in the Rochester, NY area that either educate or provide a forum on many of the environmental issues in our area.  Most are free, some require registration, and all are to promote the understanding and movement towards a sustainable environment here. 

To add your event, e-mail it to Frank J. Regan.

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Complete video of press conference in ‪#‎RochesterNY‬ includes City’s announcement of Climate Action Plan and ‪#‎EarthWeek‬ events. Watch this remarkable event where local groups join their city in a commitment to address Climate Change. The Rochester People’s Climate Coalition (RPCC), comprised of over 70 groups—labor unions, environmental groups, faith groups, businesses, and many more--joined the City of Rochester to open Earth Week festivities. Earth Week highlights many events going on in Rochester, including the Earth Eve Climate March Forward on Thursday. Mentioned in the press conference is the City of Rochester’s Climate Action Plan, which will soon be presented to the public for their participation.

Published on Apr 18, 2016 Announcing Earth Week Menu of Opportunities & Welcoming City of Rochester Dept. of Environmental Services to Rochester People's Climate Coalition.

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Events listed below are in order & this format: When Where | What


  • Wednesday, July 27, 3pm - 6pm |  6363 Main St., Williamsville , NY
    •  RALLY: Stop a Fracked Gas Pipeline - Preserve Waterways and Wetlands Stop the Northern Access 2016 Pipeline   WHAT: Rally at National Fuel Headquarters WHEN: Wednesday, July 27, 3pm - 6pm WHERE: 6363 Main St., Williamsville  The Pendleton Action Team and the Sierra Club Niagara Group are joining up to fight the building of a 96 mile fracked gas pipeline, compressor and dehydration stations proposed by National Fuel for Western NY. Earlier this year, NYS DEC officials rejected the Constitution Pipeline Project, citing damage that it would do to water supplies along the pipeline route.  On that basis alone, the proposed Northern Access Project should not be permitted since it would cross 180 streams, 270 wetlands and 7 ponds in Cattaraugus, Allegany, and Erie Counties. To add insult to potential injury, the gas would not only cross the Niagara River, it will beexported to Canada. Furthermore, we need to incentivize infrastructure for Clean, Renewable Energy, not for dirty fossil fuels that cause carbon pollution and global warming.  Check out the Pendleton Action Team on Facebook for more information. Visit  niagarasierrraclub.com for info on our next meeting in August. Information on the proposed pipeline and associated infrastructure can be found atNational Fuel
  • Friday, July 29, 5:30-6:30pm | Zebb's Restaurant, 1890 S. Clinton Ave,
    • NY State is encouraging local communities to buy solar panels and equipment in bulk to save us 20-30% off the cost of installing solar panels on our homes and businesses.    For more information, come to GREEN DRINKS at Zebb's Restaurant, 1890 S. Clinton Ave, Friday, July 29, 5:30-6:30pm.   or attend informational meetings at Brighton Town Hall, 1-2pm, August 14, or September 11.   contact: info@colorbrightongreen.org


  • Tuesday, August 9th at 10AM | Meet at Bushnell's Basin Park and Ride at 9 am to carpool, or be at the Montezuma parking lot before 10 am. 
    • "Butterflies, Birds and Wildflowers Walk"  All day trip on Tuesday, August 9, Montezuma Wetlands Complex  Sponsored by Burroughs Audubon Nature Club and Rochester Butterfly Club    Meet at Bushnell's Basin Park and Ride at 9 am to carpool, or be at the Montezuma parking lot before 10 am.  Wear a hat, long pants and appropriate shoes.  Bring water, binoculars, sunscreen, insect repellant, a lunch, and a folding chair.  rochesterbutterflyclub.org/       facebook.com/BANC.roc/
  • Friday, August 19, 6 PM  Burroughs Audubon Nature Sanctuary, 301 Railroad Mills Rd., Victor 14564
    • "An Altered Landscape"  Friday, August 19, 6 PM  Burroughs Audubon Nature Sanctuary, 301 Railroad Mills Rd., Victor 14564 Following a potluck supper, local geologist, Jutta Dudley, presents a program about how the landscapes in the local area were created by glacial activity.  Bring a dish to pass and a place setting.  Contact:  425-2380    facebook.com/BANC.roc/



  • October 6th, 2016, 5:30-9:30pm ,  Port of Rochester Terminal Building, Rochester, NY
    • Genesee River Bash  The kickoff event for Rochester's River Romance Weekend Thursday Evening  October 6th, 2016, 5:30-9:30pm   Port of Rochester Terminal Building, Rochester, NY   A River Celebration featuring BBQ, Beer, and a Blues & Bluegrass Band With Awards, Networking, Exhibits from Outdoor Lifestyle Suppliers and River-Focused Organizations Proceeds to benefit Genesee RiverWatch   Genesee RiverWatch improves the water quality of the Genesee River and its tributaries to create environmental, recreational and economic assets for its communities.  We also connect people to the river, encouraging them to explore, experience and celebrate the river.


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On-going programs with multiple dates

Oftentimes events are a series that have many dates.  Rather than try and list each separate date, I'm making a link to the series.  Please check them:

  • Check out this great on-going program ‘Sustainable Saturdays’: "Sustainable Saturdays Rochester Greenovation 1199 East Main Street 494-7100 or email at info@rochestergreen.org   Sustainability is our Life! The 2nd Saturday of every month is A Sustainable Saturday: August 10, September 14, October 12, November 9 & December 14. Each month will feature different organizations.  We’re open 9am-4pm.   Our mission is to show the interconnectedness of all life through education & networking.  We'll be partnering with a combination of 60 artists, environmental groups, food vendors, green businesses, libraries, museums & schools.   Stop in to shop, donate items to keep them out of the landfill, talk with the organizations, buy some food & network with old & new friends.   We look forward to you joining us on this new adventure!   www.rochestergreen.org/
  • Neighborhood Seed Library at the Monroe Branch library | Join the neighborhood seed exchange! Beginning today, May 7, get free vegetable, flower and herb seeds (including some heirloom) from the Children's Room of the Monroe Branch library (809 Monroe Avenue) to plant in your own garden. When you pick up your seeds, also take some envelopes. In the Fall when you harvest your goodies, gather and dry some of the seeds your plants produced, stick them in your envelope, label and bring them back for someone to "borrow" next year. Check out Monroe Branch Children's Room  for pictures and details. Library hours are:  Mon 12:00-8:00, Tues 10:00-6:00, Wed 12:00-8:00, Thurs 12:00-6:00, Fri 12:00-6:00, Sat 10:00-2:00, Sun Closed. Telephone: 585-428-8202

Other Online Environmental Calendars

We have a lot of environmentalists in our area and most have events going on, check below for their calendars.

Montezuma Audubon Center 2295 State Rt. 89 Savannah, NY 13146 (315) 365-3580 "The Montezuma Audubon Center (MAC) is a state-owned facility operated through a cooperative agreement between the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the National Audubon Society. The MAC houses a large exhibit area, classroom, nature store, office area, auditorium, and a meeting room. On its 198 acres, there are five different types of habitat, two restored freshwater marshes, a one-mile hiking trail, and an all-access observation platform. The Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) is one of the largest conservation projects in the nation for reclamation of important wildlife and wetland habitat. The complex is a crucial migration stopover point for migrating waterfowl in the northeast. Audubon New York operates the center, in partnership with the State Department of Environmental Conservation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ducks Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy, and Pheasants Forever in the planning of educational and interpretative programs and exhibits. "

Montezuma Audubon Center kicks off the summer Home School Nature Series   CHILDREN WILL Explore wetland birds, insects, and plants   The Montezuma Audubon Center is proud to announce the Summer Home School Nature Series that will focus on wetland birds, insects, and plants. This elementary education series for children ages 5-12 will teach environmental awareness, science, and appreciation of nature through the study of wetlands. During this three month series, home-schooled children will explore wetlands through classroom lessons, a field trip, and a project designed to enhance bird habitat at the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. Choose from one of the three sessions each month: Thursdays 10:00 am to noon; Fridays 10:00 am to noon, and Fridays 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.    June 27&28: Wild About Wetland Birds Wetlands are very important for wildlife and for humans! Homeschoolers will explore a nearby marsh and the birds that live there. Great blue herons, great egrets, red-winged blackbirds and more will be studied to understand how these creatures use a marsh. Fee: $7/child.   July 25&26: Wild About Wetland Insects Wetlands are home to many kinds flying and crawling insects! Children will dip nets into a marsh to collect these small creatures and then study them under a microscope to assess the quality of the wetland. Fee: $7/child.   August 29&30: Wild About Wetland Plants Plants are an important part of a wetland ecosystem but not all plants are created equal. Homeschoolers will canoe around a wetland to learn about marsh plants and the animals that use them. The children will also remove some invasive plants from the wetland to improve the habitat for birds and other wildlife. Fee: $10/child.     Register and pay as you go or register for the entire series. $22/child/entire series; $20/entire series for each additional child.   Space is limited and registration is required. To register or for more information about the Montezuma Audubon Center, please call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org.   Montezuma Audubon Center 2295 State Route 89 Savannah, NY 13146   Dedicated to Enhancing the Habitat of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex & Surrounding Important Bird Areas. The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is Audubon’s First Globally Significant Important Bird Area.   The Center is Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 am- 4 pm   http://ny.audubon.org/montezuma