Local Stewardship

Canal Clean Sweep Stewardship


Remove obstacles to volunteerism

  • Support the creation of a standard, universal registration form for volunteers working on lands owned and managed by DEC, OPRHP and the Canal Corporation, and remove complicated permitting processes, the requirement that long-term volunteers register each year, and fees for volunteer registration.

Increase recreational opportunities

  • Expand the number and kinds of recreational uses that are covered by the Recreational Use Statute in order to provide increased recreational opportunities throughout the state.
  • Encourage park and trail development by extending liability protection for recreational use to landowners of railroad and utility corridors.