The Chief Ranger of the C&O Canal NHP has directed that all volunteer operations, including level walking, be temporarily suspended on the park on Wednesday and Thursday, September 1 and 2. Please follow this guidance. I will advise if there are any changes to that status.
Hello Level Walkers,
On July 17th, I informed you about the park’s annual volunteer picnics. Due to the evolving situation with COVID-19, the park has decided that the in-person event is not advisable. Per the following note from the C&O Canal Volunteer Manager, the in-person events are canceled.
Consistent with CDC recommendations and guidance from both NPS regional leadership and United States Public Health Service, with the rise in cases of COVID-19 and higher community transmission rates we have decided to cancel the in-person volunteer picnics and move the volunteer appreciation event to a virtual platform. Park staff is working on plans for a virtual event, and we will be in touch soon with more details.
We look forward to safely celebrating your service to the park with our volunteers, staff, and partners.
Emily Durán Hewitt