Albany Visitors Center Participates in the 6th Annual Canal Clean Sweep
Carol AnnMargolis, Education Coordinator
AlbanyHeritage Area Visitors Center
518-434-1217x 202, email@example.com
Albany VisitorsCenter Participates in the 6th Annual Canal Clean Sweep
ALBANY, N.Y. – In recognition of Earth Day 2011 and in preparation for theupcoming 187th navigation season on the New York State Canal System,the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center is a participant in the Sixth Annual CanalClean Sweep the weekend of April 15-17, 2011. The event is sponsoredby the New York State Canal Corporation, Parks & Trails New York, and theNew York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC).
As part ofthis multi-community celebration, the Albany Visitors Center is partnering withthe Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York on Saturday, April 15thfrom 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., beginning at the Albany Visitors Center andconcluding with a sweep of the Corning Preserve. “The Girl Scouts willexperience the Hudson River Watershed through hands-on activities and by takingaction to sweep clean the Albany waterfront” says Carol Ann Margolis, EducationCoordinator for the Albany Visitors Center.
The CanalClean Sweep highlights the growing significance of the NYS CanalSystem as a recreational and tourism destination by encouragingcommunities, not-for-profit organizations and volunteers to engage inbeautification activities along the Canal System and the Canalway Trail.More than 90 communities, service groups and businesses across the Canal Systemare participating.
TheAlbany County Convention & Visitors Brueau, Inc. was established in 1976 topromote the civic and commercial progress of the community through increaseddevelopment of conventions and tourism. The ACCVB currently representsmore than 300 member businesses and assists each year in hundreds of regionalmeetings. The ACCVB also operates the Albany Heritage Area VisitorsCenter, Henry Hudson Planetarium and the Albany International AirportInformation Center. For more information, call 518-434-1217 or800-258-3582 and/ or visit www.albany.org..