Introducing the new Canalway Trail Manager

Sasha Eisenstein joins the NYS Canal Corporation as Trail Manager and Business Development Specialist. 

With unprecedented funding for trail completion through the Empire State Trail project and a summer chock-full of trail activity on the horizon, it’s an exciting time for the Canalway Trail and the Canal Corporation.

Fortunately for trail users and supporters Canal Corporation has hired a Trails Manager that brings great experience and energy to the growing system.

Sasha comes to the New York State Canal Corporation from Audubon New York where she served as Government Relations Manager, developing and managing a comprehensive statewide strategy that included engagement, education and advocacy across the Federal, state and local spectrum of governments.

Sasha hard at work at Clean Sweep in Waterford

Among her environmental policy work, Sasha partnered with Parks & Trails New York on behalf of Audubon New York, advocating for the $200 million dollars in funding for the Empire State Trail system. Prior to that, she served as a Special Assistant for the Environment for Governor Andrew Cuomo, where she participated in legislative and budget negotiations, as well as help administer environmental programming from the Executive office.

In Sasha’s spare time, she likes to be outdoors; from hiking the high peaks in the Adirondacks, to birding and white water rafting, Sasha loves exploring Upstate New York and all it has to offer. Sasha’s passion for outdoor recreation and experience in government relations; environmental policy; open space access development; community engagement; marketing and budgeting, will all serve her well in her new role as Trails Manager.

Keep an eye out for Sasha on your section of Canalway Trail!

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