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about us: What we do
The Erie Canalway Commission and the Erie Canalway Heritage Fund work in partnership to:

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Preserve & Share
Our Heritage
the Corridor
Foster Vibrant Communities
  • Preserve and Share Our Extraordinary Canal Heritage
  • Promote the Corridor as a World Class Tourism Experience
  • Foster Vibrant Communities Connected by the Waterway

Our Unique Position

  • Provide a critical link that unites communities and assets along the 524-mile Corridor under a strong, recognized brand.
  • Leverage financial resources and focus public and private investment to advance the entire region.
  • Draw international and national attention to New York’s legendary canal corridor.
  • Share expertise, innovative ideas, and resources to support people who are working to preserve and enhance Corridor assets and local economies.
  • Bring diverse partners together to implement projects with a broad, Corridor-wide scope, achieving bigger results than any single organization could achieve alone.
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In 2012, we leveraged more than $1 million to support projects and programs throughout the Corridor by working with federal, state, and nonprofit partners.


Go to our Get Involved section to find out about current projects and programs.
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