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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 2023 Dates

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

Sign up for other Canal Cleanups in 2023 below!

September 30 - Summit Lake 

October 28 Trash 'n' Treat - Location to be determined

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