Canal Cleanups


Let's make a difference!

Canal Cleanups offer Towpath Trail users the opportunity to keep our natural spaces healthy and thriving for generations to come. On average, more than 3 tons of trash have been removed annually since the program began in the early 2000s, transforming Towpath destinations like Summit Lake and the aqueduct bridge in Bolivar. All are welcome, from adults to children, as we build stewardship of our recreational and natural spaces throughout the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area.


Upcoming 2021 Dates

All cleanups are held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

June 19, 2021
August 28, 2021
September 25, 2021
October 30, 2021


Sign up now for the June cleanup!

Our next cleanup will take place Saturday, June 19 at a location to be announced. The cleanup will begin at 9 a.m. and end by 12 p.m.