“Our office is right along the Trail and many of our employees are already using the Trail daily, so if we can help maintain this section, we’re already there and excited to support it.” - Alexandria Reiter, GPD Group
Through a technical assistance agreement with the City of Akron, Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition is teaming up with local corporations to Adopt-A-Trail. This program, started in 2018, aims to assist with the maintenance and activation of a 3-mile section of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail through the city of Akron.
Working in partnership with corporations, non-profit organizations and individuals, Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition is recruiting community organizations to assist with cleanups, landscaping, and activation along the Ohio & Erie Canal and Towpath Trail from downtown to Summit Lake. Some examples of potential projects include:
- Cleaning up litter from the trail and waterway
- Landscaping, plantings, weeding, pruning and mulching
- Acting as a Towpath Trail watch group, reporting any damage, vandalism or graffiti
- Assisting with Towpath Trail activation, seating, lighting, murals or landscaping
Participating organizations multiple Adopt-A-Trail activities throughout the calendar year. We have received overwhelming support from organizations in response to this program, with 10 organizations signing up to participate. These organizations are:
- Black and Veech
- Cleveland Clinic Akron General
- Environmental Design Group
- GPD Group
- G. Stephens Inc.
- HR Gray
- Hazen and Sawyer
- Lockheed Martin
- ms consultants
If you are interested in becoming a supporting member of the Adopt-A-Trail program, please contact George Ebey at 330-374-5657 or email.