From an email note dated 17 Oct 2020, from Pete Peterson, Supervisory Park Ranger:
Please join me in welcoming Tyson Kilbourn-Shear as the new Palisades District Volunteer & Partnership Coordinator. Tyson recently completed a 4 month detail in the position from April-August. He has worked at numerous national parks across the U.S. including the National Mall. I look forward to having Tyson...
The National Park Service invites public comment through July 25 on a proposal to improve visitor safety near the Paw Paw Tunnel Hollow in Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. This section of the park has experienced rockfalls and landslides that present a safety hazard to park visitors. (more)
The National Park Service has announced the appointment of Christiana Hanson as the new Chief of Interpretation, Education, and Volunteer Operations for the C&O Canal National Historical Park… (more)
Arborists will remove hazardous trees in the Swains Lock area of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park between April 21 and May 15. The park urges visitors to heed warning signs and barriers. Towpath users may experience brief delays between mileposts 14 and 20 during this work. (more)
Tina M. Cappetta, a park manager with 31 years of experience, has been named as the next superintendent of the C&O Canal National Historical Park. She begins the new assignment on January 21, 2020. (more)
The National Park Service has announced plans to increase entrance fees at Great Falls. The increase will affect per-vehicle, per-person, per-motorcycle, and the annual pass. (more)
The National Park Service (NPS) has approved a plan to move the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal) headquarters to the former Miller Lumber Company site in Williamsport, Md. Construction of the park headquarters will begin in 2020 and is projected to be completed in late 2021. (more)
The National Park Service is considering options regarding changed parking at Fletcher’s Cove. You can comment on the proposals until December 13, 2019. (more)
Potomac Almanac — "C&O National Historical Park celebrated the beginning of Earth Science Week with 'Autumn Rocks!' Sunday. The program offered Park visitors the opportunity to explore the 'geology and geography of the canal' as a kickoff program for Earth Science Week." (more)
The public has an opportunity to provide feedback on the Environmental Assessment of the Georgetown Canal Plan (more)
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