Volunteers will tackle trash today at several community cleanups

Photo courtesy of Samantha Zelent: This group of Holley Interact Club members have on Earth Day shirts. They will be out today with the Holley Rotary Club picking up trash and debris from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at part of the state-wide Canal Clean Sweep.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 April 2021 at 8:12 am

Many volunteers will be out in Orleans County today in community cleanup events that are held annually near Earth Day. Some of the events are part of the state-wide Canal Clean Sweep.

HOLLEY – A group from Holley will be out for the Canal Clean Sweep from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. That includes about 30 students in the Holley Interact Club, 13 school staffers and 10 Rotary Club members. They will be picking up trash along the canal and also hitting spots in the village.

They will meet at the Holley Gazebo and walk along the Erie Canal to the bridge at Bennetts Corner Road, cross the bridge and walk along the canal to the lift bridge and return to the gazebo.

ALBION – In Albion, there will be a Canal Clean Sweep today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers are welcome to show up at Tinsel on Main Street by the lift bridge, where trash bags and gloves are provided.

The Albion Lions Club also is doing an environmental cleanup today and will be hitting several spots in the community.

MEDINA – There are two spots in Medina for the Canal Clean Sweep today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. One group led by Colleen Brakenbury will meet at the Prospect Avenue Bridge and go from there to the State Street canal bridge.

The Medina Rotary Club will work on the area from the Marshall Road bridge, taking the path west to Fruit Avenue.

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. A group on that day will also pick up debris at the Canal Culvert, a popular spot where motorists can drive under the Erie Canal.

KENDALL – In Kendall today the Lions Club is spearheaded the annual community cleanup day. Volunteers meet at the town highway garage at 9 a.m. on Crandall Road and then disburse until noon. The Lions Club will be joined by scouts, high school seniors, and church and community groups in picking up trash along the roadways.