The public is invited to pick up a free 2013 Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor calendar starting December 1, 2012 at selected libraries and visitor centers throughout the National Heritage Corridor.15,000  Free calendars distributed across upstate NY Waterford, N.Y. - The public is invited to pick up a free 2013 Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor calendar starting December 1, 2012 at selected libraries and visitor centers throughout the National Heritage Corridor. Each month features one of twelve winning images from this year's Erie Canalway photo contest. The calendar captures the unique beauty, history, and character of New York's canals and canal communities. Fifteen thousand calendars will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, thanks to generous sponsorship by the NYS Canal Corporation and the Erie Canalway Heritage Fund. Visit www.eriecanalway.org for a listing of calendar distribution sites. ABOUT THE ERIE CANALWAY NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor spans 524 miles across the full expanse of upstate New York, encompassing the Erie, Cayuga-Seneca, Oswego, and Champlain canals and their historic alignments, as well as more than 230 canal communities. The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Commission collaborates with government agencies, communities and organizations to preserve and share our extraordinary canal heritage and promote the Corridor as a world class tourism destination. http://www.eriecanalway.org/

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Contact: Jean Mackay, Director of Communications and Outreach 518-237-7000, ext 222 jean_mackay@partner.nps.gov