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Volunteers sought for canal cleanup on Saturday

Posted 17 April 2013 at 12:00 am

Press release

Cleanup crews will be working this Saturday to collect brush and garbage along the canal in Albion and Medina. The effort is part of the 8th annual “Canal Clean Sweep.”

In Medina, the Sons of the American Legion is hosting the project. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Legion at 9 a.m. They will start picking up debris along the Towpath going towards Bates Road. For more information, contact the Legion at 798-0318.

Volunteers also will meet in Albion at the firehall beginning at 9 a.m. They will pick up litter, brush and debris on the south side of the canal between Gaines Basin Road boat launch and the Brown Street bridge. The Albion Main Street Alliance is sponsoring the event. For more information, contact Lisa Stratton at 590-7987 or at slb14411@yahoo.com.

Volunteers are encouraged to bring along a rake and some work gloves.