A Public-Private Partnership
The Friends of the Genesee Valley Greenway grew out of the interest and enthusiasm generated by initial trail development efforts. Incorporated in 1993 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit membership organization, it has since devoted its efforts to developing additional owned miles and maintain existing miles of open (or usable) trail.
FOGVG also preserves and interprets historic and natural resources along the Greenway, and develops communications, programs, activities, and community partnerships to stimulate increased use and enjoyment.
A partnership between FOGVG, OPRHP, and DEC began in 1994 when these entities co-authored a successful $2.1 million federal Transportation Enhancement grant. Each partner contributed unique and important resources to the Greenway.