Medina Rotary tackles trash along towpath near Marshall Road

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 April 2021 at 9:37 am

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MEDINA – The Medina Rotary Club was part of Saturday’s Canal Clean Sweep, with community organizations and residents along the canal system out picking up garbage along the historic waterway.

The Medina Rotary Club worked on the area near the Marshall Road bridge, taking the path west to Fruit Avenue. They filled several bags with trash.

The Rotary Club rejoined the cleanup effort this year. Some of the participants included Carl Tuohey, Jeanne Tuohey, Jackson Tuohey, Cindy Hewitt, Joe Pane, Ben and Lydia McPherson, David Nixon, and organizer Gary Lawton.

Lydia McPherson finds a can and other debris near the canal during Saturday’s cleanup.

Local resident Colleen Brakenbury also led a cleanup on Saturday in Medina for the Canal Clean Sweep. That group met at the Prospect Avenue bridge and went to the State Street canal bridge. They filled about 20 bags with trash.

The Medina Sandstone Society also is planning to pick up garbage near the Canal Culvert this Friday and may work on other areas as part of the United Way’s “Day of Caring.”

The Medina Lions Club is planning its annual environmental cleanup day on May 1. Volunteers will pick up trash from Medina village parks and streets, and spread mulch along the north bank of the canal in the village.