Canal Basin Park Framework Plan

On Friday, November 20th 2015 the Cleveland City Planning Commission voted to adopt the Canal Basin Park Framework Plan, which sets the direction for a new 20-acre park in Downtown Cleveland. Canal Basin Park will be a year-round public place that brings together history, neighborhoods, and the community. It is located where the historic Ohio […]

Port Authority Sediment Collector

On July 22nd 2015, (Cleveland’s 219th birthday) The Port Authority and Kurtz Brothers unveiled the State’s first passive sediment collector on the Cuyahoga River. The collection of sediment will reduce the amount that needs to be dredged from the shipping channel and will provide clean fill for projects by organizations such as the Cuyahoga Land […]

Ohio & Erie Canalway Evaluation – Positive Findings Released to Congress

  The Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area and its Founding Organizations – Canalway Partners (Ohio Canal Corridor) and the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition – are proud to report the positive findings of a National Park Service Evaluation and Audit submitted by the United States Department of the Interior to Congress. Highlights of […]

Tell Congress: Stop the Attacks on Trail Funding

We are sharing an important message from the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Dear Partners: There is currently a flurry of activity related to federal transportation policy in Congress. The bad news is that direct attacks on trails, walking and biking have intensified. Last week, Representatives Sam Johnson (TX) and Vicky Hartzler (MO) introduced H.R. 2609, which would […]

The Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition

We recently shared an Akron Beacon Journal story on how “Planners Want Towpath to Link into 1,600-mile, Five-State Trail System.” The story outlined the efforts of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), Pennsylvania Environmental Council and National Park Service Rivers, Trails Conservation Assistance Program to work with planners and trail-builders to connect systems such as the Towpath […]