Clean Water and Green Infrastructure

Our friends at Sustainable Cleveland produced this video to celebrate clean water, and to better connect people to their water resources to help restore, conserve and protect this valuable asset. Clean Water and Green Infrastructure from Sustainable Cleveland on Vimeo. This video illustrates how NEORSD, Cleveland Metroparks, Cuyahoga River Restoration, Holden Arboretum and Western Reserve […]

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 […]

What are CMAQ funds?

Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) funds are Federal funds that were created to support transportation projects and related efforts that contribute air quality improvements and provide congestion relief. The Clean Air Act requires that, in areas experiencing air quality problems, transportation planning be consistent with air quality goals. The Environmental Protection Agency establishes […]

Towpath Marathon

Canalway Partners hosts the Towpath Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K every fall in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Described as “one of the most beautiful race courses in America” by Runner’s World magazine, the Towpath Marathon showcases breathtaking segments of the historic Towpath Trail located between Akron and Cleveland. The Towpath Marathon is one of […]

Senator Portman on the Towpath Trail

Not all fact-finding missions need to go abroad.. On September 12th, Senator Rob Portman was in Cleveland and took a ride on the Towpath Trail and explored the Cleveland Metroparks Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation. The management of Canalway Partners, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition were on hand to discuss some […]

Things to do in Cleveland

Coming to Northeast Ohio for the Towpath Marathon? Check out some of these fun things to do while you’re in the area. Follow Canalway Partners’s board While in Cleveland on Pinterest. Are you a history and nature buff? You should definitely explore the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area and the beautiful Cuyahoga Valley […]

The Cleveland Foundation Centennial Trail Opening

On Thursday August 13th at Noon, The Cleveland Foundation, The Cleveland Metroparks, LAND Studio and the Trust for Public Land will celebrate the opening of the first section of the Cleveland Foundation Centennial Trail, details for the event are available here- https://www.facebook.com/events/477853779047858/ The Cleveland Foundation Centennial Trail, formerly known as the Lake Link Trail, is a […]

How is the Towpath Trail Extension Project Funded?

The Towpath Trail Extension Project is primarily funded through the Federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Program. The CMAQ program “was implemented to support surface transportation projects and other related efforts that contribute air quality improvements and provide congestion relief.” The CMAQ funds are used for construction and right of way acquisition. The CMAQ […]