Scouts tackle trash along canal in Holley

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 April 2024 at 8:20 am

Photos courtesy of Jessica Greean, Troop Leader for Girl Scout Troop 60916

HOLLEY – There were about 20 young scouts out Saturday morning picking up litter along the Erie Canal in Holley. The Girl Scouts from Troop 60916, and Lion, Tiger, Wolf and Bear Scouts in Cub Pack 62 as well as Webelos braved the windy and chilly temperatures to help clean up the area.

The top photo shows them by murals created by artist Stacey Kirby Steward near the canal gazebo.

Gabriella Greean, a Brownie Scout, was among the scouts on cleanup duty.

These “Scout Dads” include, from left: Zach Reed, Jason Greean, Sam Hackenberg, John Schneider, Adam Wallenhorst and Michael Restivo.

From left include Kelsie Reed, Katie Applegate, Katie Wallenhorst and Parker Wallenhorst.

The group gathers at the canal gazebo in Holley. The effort was part of the annual “Canal Clean Sweep” along the canal system in New York State. There were more than 150 cleanup events along the canal system, including several in Orleans County.