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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.

All cleanups are held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Snacks/water, trash bags and grabbers are provided. Please wear appropriate shoes/clothing for the weather. All participants must sign an agreement, waiver and release form located in the online registration. 

Upcoming Canal Cleanup: Saturday, August 3 at Summit Lake in Akron.

Sign up for the August 3 cleanup 

Please contact George Ebey with any questions or registration assistance: / (330) 374-5657

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