Numerous municipalities, agencies, and organizations are working to enhance, protect, and celebrate New York’s canals. Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor frequently acts as a convener and collaborates with federal, state, and regional partners to leverage resources and get bigger results.
The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.
Alliance of National Heritage Areas creates and enhances strategic links among the congressionally designated National Heritage Areas, emerging heritage areas, and private, non-profit, and governmental organizations associated with heritage development.
The New York State Canal Corporation operates, maintains, and promotes the 524-mile New York State Canal System, which includes the Erie, Champlain, Cayuga-Seneca, and Oswego Canals. The Canal Corporation is a subsidiary of the NYS Thruway Authority.
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation manages 178 parks and 35 historic sites, totaling 325,000 acres of lands and water, with annual visitation over 57 million. The agency also provides leadership and assistance to community park, recreation, and historic preservation efforts across the state through grants, technical and regulatory assistance, and planning initiatives
Parks & Trails New York works statewide to expand, protect, and promote a network of parks, trails, and open spaces throughout the state for all to use and enjoy
Canal Society of New York State is a non-profit organization that brings together canal enthusiasts from across New York to protect historic canal sites and features; support the revitalization of canals and the development of canal ports, recreational facilities, canal trails and other related amenities, and; present and interpret canal history.
Canal New York Marketing and Business Alliance is a statewide membership organization whose mission is to serve as the one generally accepted private sector entity dedicated to tourism, marketing, legislative advocacy, and business collaboration in support of existing and new business opportunities within New York State's canal communities.