Mayor Austin J. Tylec announced the City of North Tonawanda will once again participate in the annual “Canal Clean Sweep” on Saturday, April 23, in conjunction with the New York State Canal Corp., Parks & Trails and the various communities along the 524-mile canal system.
The volunteers, groups and individuals are to meet at the large pavilion at Mayor’s Park off Sweeney Street for the clean-up efforts that are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.
A press release noted, “The ‘Canal Clean Sweep’ highlights the growing significance of the canal system and the canalway trail system as a recreational and tourism destination across the state and here in the City of North Tonawanda by encouraging communities, not-for-profit organizations, and volunteers to engage in cleanup and beautification activities.”
Tylec said, “I would like to thank this year’s sponsors – Hunt Real Estate, Walmart and Galassi’s Sub Shop – for helping out, as well as our Waterfront Commission and the many volunteers that come out to help keep such a vital city resource clean, beautiful and enticing for those wishing to use it for recreation purposes.”
Supplies such as rakes, gloves and trash bags will be supplied by the city’s Recreation and Parks Department, but volunteers are encouraged to bring their own.