The following is an important message from the C&O Canal NHP Volunteer Manager.
In anticipation of the winter storm that is forecast for Wednesday, December 16 the park is suspending volunteer operations. The park will be open to the public, but volunteers are not authorized to work in the park. This is to ensure your safety during the inclement weather event. All staff in the division of Interpretation, Education, and Volunteers will be teleworking and only emergency staff will be onsite.
If you choose to visit the park during this weather event, you must do so as a private citizen. We will send another update tomorrow about the status of volunteer program operations for Thursday, December 17.
Thank you, stay well, and stay safe.
Emily Durán Hewitt
Image – Four Locks snow from Lock 49 House – Level 41