MEDIA ADVISORY: Erie Canal Clean-Up at Siemens in Rochester

Friday, April 20

ROCHESTER, NY (04/18/2012)(readMedia)-- WHEN: 1 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2012 (rain date is April 27)

WHERE: Siemens Industry, 422 East Henrietta Road, Rochester

WHAT: Volunteers join Siemens employees to pick-up litter along the Canal and Canalway Trail from East Henrietta Road to Genesee Valley Park.

WHY: As part of the annual celebration of Earth Day, volunteers from nearly 100 organizations statewide team up with Parks & Trails New York, the New York State Canal Corporation, and the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation, to clean up and improve the lands around the Canal system, scheduled to reopen for navigation on May 1, 2012.

CONTACT: Patricia Hagerman, (585) 797-2260

MORE INFORMATION: NYS Canal Corporation, Public Affairs, (518) 436-2983. Information about all the Clean Sweep activities can be found at the Parks & Trails New York weblink .