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Save our Canal Trees - Make Your Voice Heard

Trees clearcut along canal photo

In 2017 the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the NY Canal Corporation – the State agencies which oversee the Erie Canal – presented plans to clearcut trees along the Canal. The Town of Pittsford has led the way to oppose this action. Visit our Canal Tree Clearcut Information web page at for current updates and a timeline regarding the proposed canal tree cutting in Pittsford.

Please make your voice heard as well. You can submit your comments in response to the Power Authority’s Environmental Impact Statement, which outlines its rationale for clearcutting trees along the canal, and to its proposed Embankment Maintenance Guidebook to

You may also mail written comments to James Candiloro of the Power Authority at 30 South Pearl St. Albany, NY 12207. Comments must be submitted to the Power Authority by October 15, 2021.

Trees clearcut along the canal