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Upcoming summer walks and public programs announced at Genesee County Park

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Press Release:

Come enjoy the summer season at the Genesee County Park and Forest! Join us this June, July, and August for a variety of walks, hikes, and environmental education programs. 

Programs include:

  • Saturday, June 1, July 6, August 3 – Guided Dog Walks
  • Saturday, June 29 – WNY PRISM Volunteer Workday (Free)
  • Saturday, June 29 – Free Family Fishing Day at DeWitt Recreation Area (Free)
  • Friday, July 5 – New Moon Stargazing Walk
  • Saturday, July 6 – Diving Deep into Black Creek
  • Monday, July 15 through Friday, July 19 – Environmental Science Summer Camp ($95/camper) 
  • Saturday, August 3 – Music in the Park at DeWitt Recreation Area (Free)
  • Saturday, August 10 – Kayaking at DeWitt Recreation Area ($25/person with kayak rental)
  • Saturday, August 17 – Painting in the Park at DeWitt Recreation Area (Free)

Walks are led by a guide who takes you through forest, meadow, and wetland habitats. Each will explore a different topic. Walks are approximately 1 - 2 miles long over easy terrain and all are family friendly. 

Cost is $5 per person, and $10 per family unless otherwise noted. Please pre-register to receive the exact meeting location and other details! Please pre-register by visiting or by calling 585-344-1122.

Environmental Science Summer Camp information can be found at Register your 7th - 10th-grade student by July 8 for a week-long adventure exploring the environment and environmental science careers at the Genesee County Park!

For more information visit our website at, or contact Claudia Nusstein at or (585) 344-1122.

Inaugural Pavilion Gopher 5k fun run and walk, June 1

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Pavilion Central School District (PCSD) is thrilled to announce the inaugural Gopher 5K Fun Run/Walk on June 1, utilizing the newly developed Pavilion Walking Trail. This community event marks the first public introduction to the scenic campus trail, offering a unique opportunity for community members to engage in physical activity while enjoying the natural beauty of the school’s surroundings.

"We are so excited to finally be able to share our beautiful campus with the community," said Ashley Tallman, Pavilion Central School District Wellness Committee Coordinator and Health/Physical Education Department Chair.  

"We have been planning for how we could use our grounds for physical activity since former and retired teacher Marianne Witowski was here. Our inaugural Gopher 5K on June 1 gives us an opportunity to share the trail with a wider audience in a more formal way and brings awareness to this great resource in our community. We are really excited about how the trail will support the health and well-being of our school community. We are truly hoping the 5K becomes a staple in our community and that the 1st ever Gopher 5K brings the community together and highlights the trail as a great resource to support the health and well-being of our school community."

The Pavilion Walking Trail, a collaborative effort between Pavilion Central School District staff and various community stakeholders, including the Genesee Valley BOCES, has been in the works for over a year. Funded in part by the State of New York through the Creating Healthy Schools and Communities Initiative, the trail is designed to increase physical activity opportunities for students, families, and the broader community.

The Gopher 5K Fun Run/Walk invites competitive racers and casual participants alike, with the option for timing via chipped bibs for those who register by May 27. Walk-in registrations are welcome on the day of the event, though chipped bibs may not be available. Family registrations are also encouraged; however, these entries will not be timed.

To register for the Gopher 5K Fun Run/Walk, please visit the Google Registration Link. We appreciate cash donations on the day of the race to support the ongoing maintenance of the trail and the event's timing system.

For more information, please contact Ashley Tallman at

Join us in making this inaugural event a staple in our community and help us celebrate a healthier, more connected Pavilion!

1st Annual Elba Presbyterian Church 5k Run/Walk

By Dave Bateman


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2010 Elba Presbyterian 5K Run / Walk

Race Time: Saturday, August 21st, 2010 9:00 AM

Registration open 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Location: Veterans Memorial Park - Elba, NY


Course Info

Distance: 5K (3.1 Miles)

Registration Before August 14th: $15.00 ( Under 18 - $12.00 )

Race Day: $18.00 ( Under 18 - $15.00 )

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Walking the Dog

By Chelsea O'Brien

I just got back from walking Daisy, our new dog. We got her about a week ago from the Batavia Animal Shelter (who were fantastic, by the way). Anyway, our walk took us down Ellicott to Liberty to Main St down to Chambers, then we turned around.

We're working on walking Daisy, and socializing her, so I figured a 2pm walk would mean that we would run into a bunch of different people in different circumstances. And, we did meet some people, but not more than 10. Daisy barks at most men, wagging her tail and sniffing the whole time, but I think she's just intimidated by them, so I'd like her to be socialized with both people and dogs. Are there places and times in Batavia that would provide a nice environment for Daisy to get to know people?

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