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Let's make a difference!

Canal Cleanups offers users of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail 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 destinations along the trail 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 Canal Cleanup: Saturday, March 16 at Summit Lake Park - Register below!

Sign up for the March 16 Canal Cleanup

All cleanups are held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Snacks, waters, and trash grabbers are provided.

Entire Series of Canal Cleanup Dates

Please contact the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition with any questions or concerns: 330-374-5657 or

The Ohio & Erie Canal Cleanups are supported by: Akron Community Foundation, Barberton Community Foundation, Bridgestone, Cargill, Dominion Energy, Dupont, and Enbridge.