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Plan will address embankment of New York State Canal System

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The New York State Canal Corporation will be using a new plan to give attention to the embankment along the canal.

The Earthen Embankment Integrity Program will focus on saving vegetation and trees as well as preserving community character, according to News Channel 10.

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The canal system has around 130 miles of earthen embankments. The entire canal system is about 524 miles. Most of the embankments are in Monroe County. The program will stop cutting the trees, which was a big issue in Brockport and Albion in 2017 and 2018.

Shane Mahar, public information officer for the NYS Canal Corporation explained that this has been a carefully designed maintenance program for embankments. The process was both and environmental and legal undertaking.

Community information sessions will be held before the plan goes into effect.

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