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The Genesee Finger Lakes Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association is dedicated to enhancing environmental education opportunities of the greater Finger Lakes area.  With the help of your donations, sponsorships, and memberships, we are able to contribute to the following causes:

Earth Day Grant Program - 2024

GFLAWMA is pleased to announce its Earth Day Grant Program is happening again in honor of Earth Day 2024. The purpose of the Earth Day Grant Program is to increase environmental education through Projects that promote 1) environmental awareness and consciousness, and 2) the development of technical knowledge and skills and sustainable environmental practices.  Grant(s) will be awarded approximately one month prior to Earth Day 2024, which is Monday April 22nd.

For more information, please review the Application 

Applications must be submitted to the Education Committee Chair, Dave HannyApplications are due March 8, 2024.


See below for our 2023 Eart Day grant winners!

Less in the Landfill

Organization Name: Marcus Whitman Envirothon Club

Summary: Members of the Envirothon Club at Marcus Whitman will educate teachers and students at the elementary school about waste management. They will teach the teachers and students waste, recycling and composting. The project will fund purchase of a three bin system (waste, recycling and compost) and a small teracycle box (for wrappers).

Rainwater Collection System and Signage

Organization Name: Keuka College (Jephson Science Building)

Summary:  The Environmental Science program at Keuka College created an organic vegetable garden with a mission to engage students in sustainability through composting and maximizing limited space. The grant would be utilized to install a rainwater collection system to facilitate maintenance of the garden. The three-prong system of composting, vegetable gardening, and rainwater collection would provide students the opportunity to understand the mechanics of sustainable living and the responsible use of resources. Collected rainwater would minimize reliance on the potable water system. A rain barrel kiosk would be constructed from an elevated wooden stand/platform, rain barrel, and metal roof. Educational signage would be incorporated into the design and construction would be completed by students.

Purple Martin Housing

Organization Name: Braddock Bay Bird Observatory

Summary: The observatory serves as an avian education and conservation center in our community. The project involves purchasing and installing housing for Purple Martins which nest in colonies. These boxes, in addition to attracting a colony for habitation, will be a focal point on their new (future annual) class to teach proper nestbox stewardship. 

DEC Summer Camp Sponsorship Program 

The Genesee Finger Lakes Chapter Education Committee has instituted a program through which the chapter will sponsor local children to attend the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (“NYSDEC”) Environmental Education Summer Camp Program. The AWMA sponsorships are open to children who will be between the ages of 11 and 17 at the time of the Summer Camp.

Please email completed applications to GFL A&WMA Education Chair at Dhanny@bartonandloguidice.com by February 29, 2024.

GFL AWMA_DEC.Camp.Sponsorship.2024.pdf

Registration opens Sunday, March 24th at 1:00 PM.

DEC Summer Camp Website


NEW this year!

We are excited to announce a new opportunity this year to sponsor two students at one of the summer camps hosted by Wild Wings Bird of Prey Facility and Nature Center.

Check out the wonderful work they do at their website: Wild Wings, Inc.

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