The Granby Youth Group is hosting a cleanup at Lock 0-3 as part of the state’s ninth annual Canal Clean Sweep.
The event will be at 10 a.m. April 26 at Lock 0-3 in Fulton.
More than 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.
The event is held annually in recognition of Earth Day 2014 and in preparation for the opening of the canal season.
This year is the 190th consecutive navigation season on the New York State Canal System.
People will be out cleaning canal areas during Clean Sweep weekend April 25 to 27.
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 city of Fulton by encouraging communities, nonprofit organizations and volunteers to engage in cleanup and beautification activities along the Canal System and the Canalway Trail.
The New York State Canal System is composed of four historic waterways, the Erie, the Champlain, the Oswego and the Cayuga-Seneca Canals.
Spanning 524 miles across New York state, the waterway links the Hudson River, Lake Champlain, Lake Ontario, the Finger Lakes and the Niagara River with communities rich in history and culture.
Parks and Trails New York is the only statewide not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the health and quality of life of New Yorkers through the use and enjoyment of a growing network of parks, pedestrian and bicycle trails, greenways, and heritage corridors around the state.
For more information on the ninth annual Canal Clean Sweep or to help coordinate an event in your community, visit ptny.org or call James Meerdink with Parks & Trails New York at 518-434-1583 or firstname.lastname@example.org.