Introducing Our New Assistant Director- Fran DiDonato

Canalway Partners is proud to introduce Frances Crowe DiDonato as Assistant Director, effective March 1, 2017.  The expansion of staff comes at a critical juncture for Canalway Partners and the development of the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area. Executive Director Tim Donovan put it this way: “The Towpath Trail project is making important […]

Historic Downtown Cleveland Luncheon Forum- May 31st

Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corporation, Playhouse Square District Development Corporation and Historic Warehouse District Development Corporation are pleased to announce Peter Kageyama as the Speaker of the 14th Annual Historic Downtown Cleveland Luncheon Forum, which will be held at The Wyndham Hotel in Playhouse Square on Wednesday, May 31st from 11:30 am-1:30 pm. Kageyama is the […]

Ohio & Erie Canalway Association Awards $363,000 in Grant Funding

The Strategic Initiative program funds enhancements to the Towpath Trail and Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area The Ohio & Erie Canalway Association (OECA) will award $363,000 in Strategic Initiative funds to 14 organizations for projects and programs within the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area. The OECA Strategic Initiative Program is a […]

50 Years of the National Historic Preservation Act

2016 is the 50th Anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, the first national policy governing preservation. The act was signed into law by Lyndon B. Johnson after a period of rapid change in the United States that saw many historic buildings razed, such as the original Penn Station. The National Historic Preservation Act: Created the National […]

Industrial Heartland Trails Update, Nov. 2016

Recently representatives from Canalway Partners and the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition attended the “Industrial Heartland Trails Summit” hosted by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, National Park Service and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. The Industrial Heartland Trail Network is an “envisioned trail network which will span 48 counties across four states, running through western Pennsylvania, northern West […]

Historic Downtown Cleveland Luncheon Forum- Leveraging Resources for Stronger, Healthier Communities

The 2016 Historic Downtown Cleveland Luncheon Forum featured Martha Raymond, National Coordinator for Heritage Areas at the National Park Service. Her presentation “Leveraging Resources for Stronger, Healthier Communities” helped to illuminate some of the ways the National Park Service can continue to assist Cleveland with historic building rehabilitation, trail development, education programs and grants. In […]

Towpath Marathon Wins Greater Cleveland Trails & Greenways Conference Program Award

The Towpath Marathon was awarded a Silver Star at the Greater Cleveland Trails & Greenways Conference 2016.  The Silver Star represents “Excellence for those Programs and Projects of such unique nature and/or notable impact that their stories must be highlighted for Best Practices sharing across our region.” The Towpath Marathon was established in 1992 to introduce […]

Laurel School MayTerm at Scranton Flats

Canalway Partners recently hosted students from Laurel School, who toured Scranton Flats as part of a course which looked to shape students as advocates and ambassadors for Lake Erie. Laurel School MayTerm course description- “You probably know that Lake Erie creates the northern border of the city of Cleveland, but how much do you actually know about this […]