The Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Area (IMCNHA) is celebrating its 35th anniversary from August 2019-August 2020.  We have arrived at our 35th year thanks to the generosity of our donors, volunteers and sponsors! With your help, history comes alive, natural resources are protected and canal towns thrive.  Whether you are a corridor resident, canal enthusiast or visitor impressed by your experience, we invite you to get involved.

Donate Your tax-deductible gifts are essential to every site along the Canal Corridor.  From preserving tallgrass prairies to buying feed for our mules, we need your help to maintain and enhance the I&M Canal National Heritage Area experience. Donate today!  And, remember, we promise to never share your information with others. Read our privacy policy here.

Sponsor Because of the IMCNHA’s expansive reach, numerous recognition opportunities are available for your company, association or organization.  Tailor your sponsorship to specific markets or multiple regions while aligning your brand and philanthropic priorities.  We will find the right fit. Reach out via email or call us at (815) 220-1848.

Thank you. It’s amazing what we can accomplish when we all work together.

Take a look below at some of our accomplishments … made possible by our supporters  just like you!


About the Canal Corridor Association.  Designated by Congress, the Canal Corridor Association (CCA) is the only local coordinating entity for the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Area.  The CCA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization tasked with maintaining and enhancing the historic, cultural, and natural resources of the I&M Canal National Heritage Area.