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2015 Canal Clean Sweep

April 17 - 19 (and other dates)

Registration is now open for both event organizers and volunteers!

Fill out the online Organizer Registration form to register a new Clean Sweep event. We'll add your event to the interactive event map, and invite the public to participate if you allow.

Fill out the online Volunteer Registration if you'd like to join an already-scheduled Clean Sweep event. You can use the Event Finder below to find the most convenient Clean Sweep event for you.

Event Finder Map (View the map in a new window).


9th Annual Canal Clean Sweep
A Great Success!

On April 25-27, the NYS Canal Corporation and Parks & Trails New York hosted a weekend of volunteer events along the New York State Canal System as part of the 9th annual Canal Clean Sweep. All together, more than 150 community groups held 105 events, with an estimated 3,000 participants across the State.

Another way to show your appreciaton for the Canalway Trail is by adopting a trail section through the Adopt-a-Trail program. Contact James Meerdink at or (518) 434-1583 for more information.

Check out a few 2014 event pictures below, as well as a full event summary. You can also view the full list of 2014 events and map.

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara joins Clean Sweep volunteers at Riverfront Park in Canajoharie

People Inc. and Sweet Ride Rentals team up in Lockport.

Event Summary

Click through the Prezi below for overall Clean Sweep statistics and reports from from many of our event organizers. You'll also find great pictures from each event within the reports. Events are organized by county, so you may have to flip thorugh a few pages to find your event. Thanks again to our great organizers and volunteers!



If you have any questions or would like further information on coordinating an event in your community or participating in the Adopt-a-Trail program, please contact James Meerdink at or (518) 434-1583.







29 Elk Street * Albany, NY 12207 * (ph) 518-434-1583 * (fax) 518-427-0067 *
Parks & Trails New York is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization as defined by the IRS.