MV Alpiners Bring Sanctuary to ECT

Mohawk Valley Alpiners, a hiking club based in Herkimer County, spent a day last month giving back to the Erie Canalway Trail. On October 14, members of the club cleared invasive species, such as European Buckthorn, that crowd the edges of the trail, opening up a new trailside refuge area where they also installed a bench. … Continue reading MV Alpiners Bring Sanctuary to ECT

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RPI Service Fraternity Pitches In on Champlain Canal Trail

When Parks & Trails New York’s former Arthur Savage Intern and RPI student Aimee Beaudette learned that a segment of Champlain Canalway Trail needed an adopter it didn’t take much to get a dedicated group of volunteer trail adopters to join her. When Parks & Trails New York’s former Arthur Savage Intern and Rensselaer Polytechnic … Continue reading RPI Service Fraternity Pitches In on Champlain Canal Trail

Canal Clean Sweep celebrates 10th anniversary

Volunteers wore smiles and their commemorative, 10th Annual Canal Clean Sweep t-shirts as they took to rake and shovel on trail sections across the state. For the first time in several years, and perhaps due to some supernatural realization of the event's 10th anniversary, the skies were clear and volunteers enjoyed beautiful sunshine across much … Continue reading Canal Clean Sweep celebrates 10th anniversary

Dave Valvo of Rochester receives Canalway Trail Tender Award

The winner of the 2014 Canalway Trail Tender Award is Dave Valvo of Rochester. The award was presented by Canal Corporation Director, Brian U. Stratton during the New York State Canal Conference in September in Geneva. When presenting the award, Director Stratton said, “Dave embodies all that the Canalway Trail Tender Award represents. As a Canalway … Continue reading Dave Valvo of Rochester receives Canalway Trail Tender Award

Brockport swim team keeps it clean

The Brockport High School Girls Swim Team has been involved in the Canalway Adopt-a-Trail program since its inception in 2003, demonstrating a commitment to their local community and providing a great service for all who love and use the trail. The group  cleans and maintains a section of trail in the Village of Brockport from the Smith … Continue reading Brockport swim team keeps it clean

Welcome the newest ECT Trail Adopters: Wayne ARC

  Wayne ARC Group Day Habilitation Program, one of the  newest Erie Canalway Trail Adopters, gives back to the community by maintaining a half-mile section of trail between Lock 28B and Old Lyons Road in the Village of Newark. "Even a small amount of work pays off for the people using the trail. It’s a … Continue reading Welcome the newest ECT Trail Adopters: Wayne ARC

Row for Hope – young Clean Sweep participants continue to give back

The  McQuaid Jesuit High School crew team uses the Erie Canal and Canalway Trail near Rochester for training. In return, the group has been an active participant in Canal Clean Sweep. For the last two years, the canal’s water trail has played an additional role in the team's continuing efforts to give back as the … Continue reading Row for Hope – young Clean Sweep participants continue to give back