The fate of the project to rewater the Erie Canal is in flux nearly a year after Port Byron received a $418,300 state Regional Economic Development Council planning grant.
In December 2017, Port Byron was awarded the grant for the Erie Canal Rewatering and Trail Connections Project, which would also involve Mentz and Brutus, as the lead agency. The purpose of the grant is to plan and design the future rewatering of the Erie Canal as well as enhance the trail between Port Byron and Brutus. Ultimately, the hope is that the project would draw more tourists to the area.
The Auburn Citizen: