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 for this year's event is now open! Event organizers should fill out the form and we'll add your Clean Sweep event to the map. We'll open up volunteer registration in February, when we have events on the map.

2016 Event Finder Map



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 canalsweep@ptny.org or (518) 434-1583 for more information.