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Several canal cleanup events planned for today, weekend

Staff Reports Posted 23 April 2016 at 12:00 am

Provided photo – Childhood Memories Day Care planted two peach trees on Friday on Upper Holley Road in Holley to celebrate Earth Day. Children also sang songs and read a poem about Earth Day.

ALBION – Volunteer groups and individuals are invited to participate in the 11th annual Canal Clean Sweep, the spring cleaning of the NYS Canal System and Canalway Trail. Several efforts are planned in Orleans County.

Three groups will be out picking up trash today, including:

Kendall Masonic Lodge, meeting in Holley, starting at 9 a.m. at gazebo by canal;
Stop Polluting Orleans County, starting in Albion at noon at Fire Department;
Sons of the American Legion in Medina, beginning at 9 a.m. at Legion Post.

On Sunday the Orleans County Snowdrifters will do a canal cleanup beginning at 9:30 a.m. in Eagle Harbor. Those interested in helping can call Lloyd Wright at 589-6400 for more information.

The Medina Lions Club also is planning a community-wide cleanup on May 7, beginning at 9 a.m. at Lions Park on North Gravel Road.