For Immediate Release: 04/17/2015

Volunteer groups and individuals from across New York State are joining together for the 10th annual Canal Clean Sweep, a spring cleaning of the New York State Canals and Canalway Trail, during the weekend of Friday, April 17 to Sunday, April 19. This year, more than 100 Canal Clean Sweep events will be held statewide. New York State Canal Corporation Director Brian U. Stratton will be attending various Canal Clean Sweep events throughout the Capital Region on Saturday, April 18.

9:30 a.m.
Riverside Trail Clearing
Friends of the Mohawk Towpath Byway
90 Riverview Road, Clifton Park

10:30 a.m.
Crescent Park Clean Sweep
Terminal Road, Halfmoon

11:30 a.m.
Old Champlain Canal Clean-Up
Waterford Museum Parking Lot 2
Museum Lane, Waterford

Partners for the Canal Clean Sweep include the New York State Canal Corporation and non-profit Parks & Trails New York. For more information on the 10th annual Canal Clean Sweep, to register for an event or to find an event to participate in, please visit

About the New York State Canal Corporation

The New York State Canal System is comprised of four historic waterways, the Erie, the Champlain, the Oswego and the Cayuga-Seneca Canals. Spanning 524 miles, the waterways link the Hudson River, Lake Champlain, Lake Ontario, the Finger Lakes, Niagara River and Lake Erie with communities rich in history and culture. For more information about the New York State Canal System, vacation opportunities and events call 1-800-4CANAL4 or visit

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Christina Klepper
Office of Media Relations and Communications
(518) 471-5300