April 22, 2017
Registration Open for 2017 Canal Clean Sweep
The NYS Canal Corporation and Parks & Trails New York need your help for the annual Canal Clean Sweep. Last year's event was a great success, but we want to make this year's Clean Sweep even bigger!
There's two great ways to chip in for Canal Clean Sweep.
Register a new Clean Sweep event
Get a group together and register to clean your favorite section of trail or a canalside park. We'll send you instructions, garbage bags, and even help you recruit additional volunteers by posting your event to the Event Finder Map.
Volunteer at an existing event
Looking to chip in without having to organize? Volunteer for an existing Clean Sweep event that is convenient for your schedule and location. Use the Event Finder Map to find a suitable event, register as a volunteer, and we'll make sure that the local event organizer knows you're coming.
2017 Event Finder Map
11th Annual Canal Clean Sweep in the books! Another sparkling success!
On April 22-24, 2016 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 11th annual Canal Clean Sweep. All together, 106 Clean Sweep events were held across the State, with hundreds of community groups and thousands of volunteers giving back to the NYS Canal and Canalway Trail system.
Volunteers wore smiles and the customary Canal Clean Sweep t-shirts as they took to rake and shovel on canal and trail sections across the state.
Thank you to all the dedicated event organizers and thousands of volunteers who made this year’s event a special one!
As Canal Clean Sweep has come to be known as much for the strange things that are found every year as the noble dedication of organizers and volunteers or the event's great community spirit, take a minute to enjoy some of the weirdly, wonderful finds from 2016. We thrown in a few great shots that show groups hard at work too!
Tire recycling in Waterford
Industrial art in Lockport
The pile at Vischer Ferry
Friends of Fulton Parks
Big bag in Lyons
Be free little Clean Sweeper!
Ancient washer in Rochester
Mailboxes etc in Clyde
Sweeping at Schoharie Crossing
High vis in Minetto
Lots of leaves at Hudson Crossing
RPI representing in Waterford
2016 Event Sponsors - Thank you!