Reimagine The Canals Blog Page

  • Governor Cuomo Announces Leader of Madison County Neighborhood Reimagine Efforts
    Another Reimagine the Canals announcement, from NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo, in the past few weeks.   Just announced is the selection for the company to lead the efforts for the very first "pocket neighborhood" in Madison County as part of the New York Power Authority plans to REIMAGINE the Canals.…
  • NYS Canal Revitalization Act: Rebuilding the Erie Canal Better, but skeptics emerge
    New York State is trying to rebuild the Erie Canal...it is in serious trouble both structurally and financially. The Governor of NY has offered up a new NYS Canal Revitalization Act, a Bill to be voted on to help the owners of the Canal, New York Power Authority (NYPA), fend…
  • Reimagine the Canals – Brockport Pedestrian Bridge Architects Selected
    An update on the Brockport Loop, a pedestrian skyway that will be built, to link Brockport College and the New York State Empire Trail   The selection has been made for the Architectural firm that will be handling the bridge design by the New York Power Authority, owners of the…
  • Reimagine The Canals Community Input Report
    It wasn't too long ago that the New York State Canal Corporation and parent, New York Power Authority (NYSCC & NYPA)  brought together hundreds of Canal Enthusiast from across the state and asked them to sit together to consider what the 21st Century Erie Canal should look like. Around the…
  • Reimagine the Canals – Brockport Sky Loop Design & Other Canal Improvement Plans
    Here's some of the latest news on NY's Reimagine the Canals initiatives being developed to improve Erie Canal profitability and use.   All of these are part of a joint effort between the new owners of the canal, the New York Power Authority, along with the Governor of New York…
  • Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor touts Reimagine the Canals Program
    One of the biggest advocates for the NYS Reimagine the Canals effort has come from the Federal level of our country, through the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.     Here's a page from their website that shows past CASE STUDIES of how some canal towns & villages have already…
  • Cycle the Erie Canal 2020 Registration is Open
    This Bicycle Tour is just one example of how the NY Canal System is stating to thrive again Part of NY Parks & Trails...the annual Cycle the Erie Canal 8 day bicycle tour is off and running for 2020. Sign-up is open at the NY P&T website. NEW YORK PARKS…
  • Power from The Canal? Is this a way to increase NYPA Profitability?
    There’s a theory that the new owners of the canal system are interested in harnessing the run off and flow of water through the system to generate power. Here are a few links to this great environmentally friendly concept. Is the canal corporation about to get a new home? Erie…
  • Canal Operation & Maintenance Manuals – US Dept. of the Interior
    By far the best set of documents that explains the issues AND remedies for the aging NYS Canal System. It is distributed by the US Department of the Interior - Bureau of Reclamation. Click any of the pictures below to open the manual Canal_Embankments Canal Vegetation Canal_Animals
  • Reimagine a Better NY State Canal
      Take a look at this idea... getting people down to the water's edge of the NYS Canal There's some exciting things floating your way on the new Erie Canal and we hope to keep you abreast of it all. RE-IMAGINE the CANAL is a bold project envisioned by the…

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