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Wetlands Committee

Our purpose is to advocate for the preservation of local wetlands threatened by human development while educating committee members with respect to wetlands--how to identify them, how they function, what are their values to plant and animals, including humans.

Buckland Creek Watershed Committee

The Wetlands Committee is involved in an effort to create a wetland on Buckland Creek at the Twelve Corners Brighton School District campus in Brighton.

 Buckland Creek @ Middle Schood & Monroe Ave.

    (Buckland Creek seen from Monroe 'bridge' in Brighton. Wetland to be built on left side.)

A wetland on this creek would filter water that eventually empties into Allen's Creek and Lake Ontario, would provide some flood prevention for the Panorama Plaza area, create an urban habitat corridor bringing many native insects, birds and amphibians back to central Brighton, and establish a great outdoor classroom for environmental studies. 

If you are a Brighton resident or someone with a passion for wetlands, a background in environmental education, an expertise in grant applications or fund raising and would like to contribute to this effort, please contact Sara Rubin 585.442.6890  


"Mini-wetland in winter---Animal tracks leading to open water in a suburban garden pond - Photo by Sarah Rubin- our Wetland Committee Chair.

animal tracks leading to suburban wetland

Need to find a wetland?  Get a map at National Wetlands Inventory Home Page Welcome to the National Wetlands Inventory (NWI). We produce and provide information on the characteristics, extent, and status of the Nation's wetlands and deepwater habitats and other wildlife habitats.

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Meeting Times

Wetland Committee Update: The urban stream remediation of Buckland Creek on the Brighton School campus at Twelve Corners is presently the main project of the Wetlands Committee. The committee made a presentation to the Brighton school board in March, and school district is now officially backing the project. We have also applied for a state grant to begin restoration. The committee is continuing the effort to publicize the project and raise money to finance it. Anyone who is interested in contributing to the design of the creek/wetland, public relations or grant research 

Volunteers Needed

September  1, 2, & 10 | 8:00am – 12:00 Noon

 Volunteers are needed to help with planting 1,000 native trees, shrubs, and others plants along the newly restored stream channel. A highly visible section of Buckland Creek (12 Corners School Campus) is being restored to a more natural condition using GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE PRACTICES!

The Brighton CSD, in partnership with the Town of Brighton, the Stormwater Coalition, Water Education Collaborative, and various community groups including the Sierra Club, is restoring a 300’ section of Buckland Creek on the 12 Corners Campus. Three fun, hands-on community planting events are planned.  Volunteers are asked to register in advance. Registration: For more information or to register, contact Todd Stevenson. Additional details will be provided with a confirmation.

How to Contact Us.

E-mail Sara Rubin, Wetlands Committee Chair with a concern about a development project or to discuss coming to a meeting.

a backyard Habitat:

Backyard Habitat in the Rochester area.