For Immediate Release: 02/22/19
Steven Gosset | Steven.Gosset@nypa.gov
Media Relations | (914) 390-8192
MEDIA ADVISORY: NYS Canal Corporation to Hold Public Meetings on Next Phase of Erie Canal Earthen Embankment Integrity Program
Residents near Canal to be Given Options for Vegetative Screening to Restore Privacy, Beautify Canal Corridor
The New York State Canal Corporation will hold public information meetings about the next phase of the Erie Canal embankment restoration project in Monroe and Orleans counties.
Following the removal of trees and other vegetation whose roots could lead to erosion and possibly lead to embankment failure, the Canal Corporation is now turning to restoring the embankment to how it was originally designed while planting trees and shrubs near the property of homeowners in the vicinity of the embankment.
A landscape architect will be on hand to answer questions present options available for plantings, to be followed in the spring by one-on-one meetings with homeowners to discuss their preferred options.
WHAT: Public information meeting to discuss next phase of the Erie Canal embankment restoration project.
WHO: Representatives from the Canal Corporation and a landscape architecture firm
WHERE: Feb. 25, Hoag Library, 134 South Main St., Albion, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Feb. 26, A.D. Oliver Middle School, 40 Allen St., Brockport, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Watch a short video about the restoration project.
About the New York State Canal Corporation
New York’s canal system includes four historic canals: the Erie, Champlain, Oswego and Cayuga-Seneca. Spanning 524 miles, the waterway links the Hudson River with the Great Lakes, the Finger Lakes and Lake Champlain. The canals form the backbone of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and connect hundreds of unique and historic communities. In 2018, New York is celebrating the bicentennial of the start of the Erie Canal’s construction.
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