The Friends of the Genesee Valley Greenway, Inc. (FOGVG) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit all volunteer membership organization whose mission is to assist in the development, protection, promotion, and maintenance of New York’s Genesee Valley Greenway State Park and to support and promote other non-motorized recreational opportunities for the general public along the Greenway’s 90-mile multi-use trail. The Genesee Valley Greenway follows the route of the former Genesee Valley Canal (1840-1878) and Pennsylvania Railroad, Rochester Branch (1882-1963 and extends from Rochester’s Genesee Valley Park south to Cuba in Allegany County.
Founded in 1993, FOGVG assists New York State Parks with developing new and maintaining existing miles of trail, preserving and interpreting the Greenway’s historic and natural resources, and developing promotional materials, communications, programs, activities, and community partnerships to stimulate increased use and enjoyment of the Greenway trail. In June 2014, the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service named the Genesee Valley Greenway State Park a National Recreation Trail.
FOGVG, Letchworth Gateway Villages (LGV), GVG State Park, and Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) are partners in the Genesee Valley Trail Town Initiative (GVTTI) with a goal of increasing outdoor tourism by establishing a series of 10 hospitality hubs (Trail Towns) along the Genesee Valley Greenway and Genesee River corridor. Included in the GVG Trail Town Initiative are: the Town of Wheatland (Scottsville) in Monroe County; Avon, Geneseo, Town of York, Mt. Morris, and Nunda in Livingston County; and Perry in Wyoming County. See www.exploregeneseevalley.com for information on this initiative.
We focus on: Community Benefit and Economic Development, Health
Where we are: Livingston, Monroe, Wyoming
We have a matching grant!
Your Greenway Dollars Go Further
Roc the Day donations will be doubled by a generous donor and used for enhancements to the Greenway Trail.
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