What a difference a day makes!

The Erie Canal Neighbors Association team have been hard at work starting The Oxbow Project. With a permit from the  Parks and Trail Department of the Canal Corporation, work has begun  on The Big Cleanup.

You’ll see many members of the ECNA working from time to time down The Oxbow. They’ll often be wearing their PTNY T shirts.

The entire area has been ‘brush-hogged’ to remove all the ragweed, which had grown to over eight feet high in many places.

Then shoreline areas were cleared to allow fishermen to gain access, something that had been impossible for over a year.

Today, numerous people were using the shore to fish. One boy caught a good sized bass within minutes.

Another area was opened up today, near the power lines., exposing this lovely log seat with a view.Iog2


Just the spot to sit quietly in the shade, and watch the wildlife, read a book,  or cast a line for a fish.

More shoreline will be opened up in the next few days, so please bring a a rod and get fishing!

For more information contact admin(@)ecna.us



Author: Mike Caswell

I live in Fairport, and my home is at The Oxbow section of The Erie Canal. I fish, have a pontoon boat and like messing in boats. (see www.mud-skipper.com). I'm retired and enjoy every day living here with my wife Carol and our two dogs.

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