Groups to participate in Canal Clean Sweep April 26

By on April 13, 2014

canal clean sweep logoIn recognition of Earth Day 2014 and in preparation for the upcoming, 190th consecutive navigation season on the New York State Canal System, the New York State Canal Corporation is partnering with Parks & Trails New York, and the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) to sponsor the Eighth Annual Canal Clean Sweep during the weekend of April 25-27.

As part of this multi-community celebration, the Village of Holley will host Canal Clean Sweep, Saturday, April 26, 9 a.m. to noon, Canal Park on East Avenue Gazebo. Community sponsor is Pawlak’s Save A-Lot. For information about the cleanup events in Holley contact Jane Murray at 585-638-6367 ext. 102 or David Dill at 585-943-9188 or

Kendall Social Lodge No. 713 will clean up along the towpath April 27 at 1 p.m. Meeting at boat launch on Orleans/Monroe County Line Road. For information about this cleanup effort in Kendall/Holley contact Dale Smalley at (505) 638-5673.

The Canal Clean Sweep highlights the growing significance of the Canal System  and the Canalway Trail System as a recreational and tourism destination across the state and here in Orleans County  by encouraging communities, not-for-profit organizations and volunteers to engage in cleanup and beautification activities along the Canal System and the Canalway Trail.

Over 150 community organizations, service groups, municipalities, and businesses across the New York State Canal System are participating in the Canal Clean Sweep by joining in one of the 100 local clean-up activities in Canal parks, along public promenades and on Canalway Trail segments in their region.

For information on the Ninth Annual Canal Clean Sweep or to help coordinate an event, visit or contact James Meerdink with Parks & Trails New York at 518-434-1583 or

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