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Canal gets a cleanup

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 April 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

MEDINA – Several groups are out today picking up trash and doing other beautification efforts along the Erie Canal in Orleans County, part of a state-wide effort to clean the towpath and canal.

The top photo shows Guy Eaton, left, and Pete Crandall of the Sons of the American Legion in Medina. They are spreading mulch by the Glenwood Avenue lift bridge next to the Legion.

Gary Hill, another Son of the Legion, picks up garbage by the canal. His son Dan also helped with the effort. The Sons are collecting trash along the Towpath at the Glenwood Avenue Bridge to the Bates Road boat launch.