The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has announced that the 2015 Erie Canalway Heritage Award of Excellence has been awarded to the Lockport Locks District in Lockport and Hudson Crossing Park in Schuylerville. Old Erie Canal Towpath at Butternut Drive in DeWitt received Honorable Mention.
The Heritage Award honors significant places of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and recognizes excellence in advancing the goals of the Erie Canalway Preservation and Management Plan. A five-person independent jury selected award recipients based on a written application and site visit, which included meetings with officials at each site, as well as community leaders, municipal representatives, and other stakeholders.
Heritage award recipients will be recognized at an award ceremony on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 10 am during the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Commission and Erie Canalway Heritage Fund Board annual meeting at the Sheridan Syracuse University in Syracuse. The public is invited to attend.