Level Walker Updates

Hello Level Walkers,
I hope you all are doing well.  Volunteer activity is still on hold – but that does not mean you can’t go out on the park!  Just remember to check with the NPS alerts page for the most up-to-date information about park facilities, access and safe practices.
Two messages from volunteer program manager Emily Hewitt follow.
Take care, and thanks for all you do!

Dear Volunteers,
I hope you enjoyed a beautiful Earth Day. You might be missing the park, but this week Claire from the VIP office provides us with some tips for connecting with the outdoors through nature journaling. Please see the attachment to see how you can get involved with nature in a creative way.
This is also National Park Week! Keep an eye on the park Facebook page for posts celebrating our national park.
Current park closures have not changed since the last update, except the Billy Goat A trail is open again. To keep up with current park closures and conditions, make sure to visit the alerts page on the park website.
I hope you are staying well.

Park Volunteers,
We are now accepting photo submissions for the 2021 C&O Canal calendar!
Photos of all parts of the park, through all four seasons will be included in the calendar. So if you have photos of historic structures, flora/fauna, visitors, volunteers, or just about anything else in the park, please submit them!
Due to the Maryland stay-at-home order, we are happy to accept photos you may have taken in previous years. Your wellness and safety are most important, so please don’t feel the need to get out now to snap new photos. We’ll take photos from any year in the park!
Once again this year, we ask that you submit your photos via Google Drive to chohvip@gmail.com. To do this, compose an email and hover your mouse over the plus sign next to the attachments, click on the drive icon (resembles recycling logo), upload the photos you would like to share, and send to chohvip@gmail.com. If you have any issues with this, please feel free to attach photos to a standard email sent to the same email address.
Please label your photo files with the name of photographer and location.
– Ex. BigSlackwater_Jane_Doe.
The deadline for submission is Friday, June 5th, 2020. If your photograph is selected, you will be contacted and credited in the calendar.
Thank you and stay well!
Emily H. Hewitt
Volunteer Program Manager
C&O Canal National Historical Park

Image – Harpers Ferry 2009 – Level 21