Canal Cash

Most people know about the Ohio & Erie Canalway thanks to the 110-mile Towpath Trail that winds south from downtown Cleveland. But the association that oversees our National Heritage Area recently handed out a boatload of money — $600,000 — to organizations working to preserve the history of the pioneer-days waterway as much as our enjoyment of it. Here’s who got what and how it’ll be used:

A $60,000 : West Creek Preservation Committee for the West Creek Greenway to
Hemlock Creek connection
B $50,000 : Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association for
the rehabilitation of the
Stanford House
C $8,200 : Peninsula Valley
Historic & Education Foundation for historic preservation
through the Preserving
Peninsula’s Past project
D $25,000 : Barberton
Historical Society for trail development through the
Anna Dean Farms
E $9,333 : City of Canal Fulton
for a conceptual Historic Downtown Revitalization plan
F $62,500 : Great
Lakes Science Center for
the exhibit planning of
The Great Lakes Story
G $40,000 : Western Reserve Historical Society
for the development of the Core Experience exhibit
H $75,000 : Trust
for Public Land for pre-development work on unimproved portions of
the Towpath Trail
I $25,000 : Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corp. for the 2010 heritage tourism program Take
A Hike
J $110,583 : Slavic Village Development Corp. for the construction of the Gateway Arch at Broadway Avenue
K $40,000 : Cleveland Metroparks to expand the Leonard Krieger Canalway Center
L $38,267 : Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
for assistance with
Bike Aboard! 2010
M $10,000 : Bethlehem Township Trustees for Phase I
of the Nav-Beth
Park Trail
N $46,117 : Camp Tuscazoar Foundation for the addition
of an RV park at Camp Tuscazoar

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