Erie Canal Trail

Case Name:


United States of America

Restoration Types:



Affected DOI Resources:

Recreational Use Loss





Project Description

In March 2018, the United States Department of the Interior, acting through the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and the State of New York, acting through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), together the Trustees, settled a natural resource damage claim with the Responsible Parties, Honeywell International Inc. and Onondaga County, New York, for the Onondaga Lake Superfund Site in Onondaga County, New York. The “March 2018 Onondaga Lake Natural Resource Damage Consent Decree” (NRD CD) outlines specific restoration projects currently underway by the responsible party, Honeywell International Inc. The Scopes of Work (SOWs) for these projects are defined in the NRD CD, Appendix C. The Project #11 SOW (Erie Canal Trail Project): Honeywell constructed approximately 3.2 miles of paved recreational trail to extend the current Erie Canalway Trail (Camillus to Port Byron section), including approximately 2.3 miles on Honeywell property, to terminate at the current Onondaga County West Lake Recreation Trail parking area. The paved recreational trail is consistent with the existing Onondaga County trail system and in compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidance and consistent with the Empire State Trail guidelines.

Restoration Land Ownership

County or Municipal; Private

Parties Implementing Restoration

Responsible Party (Honeywell International Inc.)

DOI Project Representatives

Fish and Wildlife Service

Erie Canal Trail Overview map, Credit: Parsons

Erie Canal Trail , Credit: Parsons

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Restoration Documents

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