2024 Tree & Shrub Program is now accepting orders. Please click the tree icon below to view ordering materials.
SOIL & WATER PLANNING TECHNICIAN
The full description for the position, along with how to apply, can be found at the link below:
Local Streambank Stabilization Projects
Two streambank stabilization and riparian projects were completed in the fall of 2023. A 300 ft section of streambank along Oatka Creek was protected, while over 1700 ft of streambank along Black Creek was protected. This prevents further erosion and stabilizes the bank.
Spotted Lanternfly Monitoring
We partnered with SUNY Brockport to install and monitor 15 spotted lanternfly circle traps around eight Monroe County parks throughout the summer and fall. No SLF were found in 2022 or 2023!
We partnered with Cornell Cooperative Extension to provide funding and assist with the creation or expansion of community gardens within the City of Rochester. This project involved the installation of 14 raised beds across three community garden groups resulting in over 800 lbs of produce harvested!
In 2022, three different projects were implemented on three local farms: a 94×92 water and sediment control basin to trap sediments and reduce erosion and runoff, an irrigation pipe to combat increasing drought, and a 60 ft long access road/stream crossing to minimize the impacts of farm equipment on the local stream.