April 22, 2016


CanalCleanSweep.jpgRegistration Open Now!

The 11th annual Clean Sweep is scheduled for April 22-24, 2016.

Celebrate Earth Day and show some love for the Canal and Canalway Trail by volunteering!

Event registration is closed for this year's event, but you can still volunteer at a scheduled event near you!

To participate in an already-scheduled Clean Sweep event:CS296x.jpg

  1. Use the Event Finder Map to find the event that is most convenient for you. Please note that not all events are open to public participation. Click on the icon for the event to see detailed event information, including the event location, date and time, and whether public participation is allowed.
  2. Once you've found a convenient event, click the "Volunteer for an Existing Event" button, and fill out the form. Choose the event that you'd like to attend from the drop-down list.

2016 Event Sponsors - Thank you!



10th Annual Canal Cean Sweep a huge success!

On April 17-19, 2015 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 10th annual Canal Clean Sweep. All together, more than 150 community groups held 107 events across the State.

Volunteers wore smiles and commemorative 10th anniversary Canal Clean Sweep t-shirts as they took to rake and shovel on canal and 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 of the Canal corridor.

Thank you to all the dedicated event organizers and thousands of volunteers who made this year’s event a special one. As many Clean Sweep organizers and volunteers have come out to spruce up their favorite trail sections year after year, in reality THANKS FOR 10 GREAT YEARS OF INVOLVEMENT!

View the 2015 events map



Another way to show your appreciaton for the Canalway Trail is by adopting a trail section through the Adopt-a-Trail program. Contact PTNY at aat@ptny.org or 518-434-1583 for more information.

2016 Event Finder Map

Canal_Clean_Sweep_logo_no_text_v2.jpg Canal Clean Sweep events are indicated with this icon on the map.


Shoreline Sweep events, hosted by Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, are indicated with this icon on the map.