Volunteers give canal a cleanup

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 April 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers

Volunteers are out picking out garbage and debris along the Erie Canal this morning in Albion and Medina. Colby Ricker, 13, of Albion, left, joins his friend Nate Grammatico, 11, of Albion along the canal between the two lift bridges. Colby’s mother Carolyn also hunts for trash on a chilly and windy morning. Volunteers are picking up garbage between Gaines Basin Road boat launch and the Brown Street bridge. In Medina, volunteers are picking up debris along the Towpath going towards Bates Road. The effort if part of the 8th annual “Canal Clean Sweep.”