Upcoming Events

Hello Level Walkers!

There are numerous upcoming events in late September and October. The following notices are from Emily Hewitt, the C&O Canal NHP Volunteer Manager. I still plan to be at the Volunteer Appreciation Event on October 22 at Williamsport, and look forward to seeing some of you there.

Thanks, Steve

VIP Speaker Series: Geology along the C&O Canal – Friday, Sept. 30 12:00 p.m

Have you heard of Maryland’s “little Grand Canyon”? Join us on September 30th at 12pm as Rebecca Kavage Adams takes us on a journey of the geology along the C&O Canal. Rebecca is a geologist for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Whether you are a novice or an enthusiast, Rebecca will share a wealth of interesting information about what makes our area rock!

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Eastern District Volunteer Appreciation Event at the Carderock Pavilion – Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Please RSVP by October 1 if you plan to attend the volunteer picnic at the Carderock Pavilion on October 13th from 4-6pm. To RSVP, please email chohvip@gmail.com and note the program you volunteer with. 

If you cannot make the 10/13 picnic, you are welcome to attend the west district picnic at park headquarters on October 22nd from 2-4pm. Please note that in your RSVP email. 

Virtual Volunteer Appreciation Event – Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Please join us for our Virtual Volunteer Appreciation Event on October 19th from 5:30-7pm via Zoom. You will have a chance to hear from Superintendent Cappetta, meet new park staff, and hear about this year’s Volunteer of the Year awards!

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Western District Volunteer Appreciation Event at Park Headquarters in Williamsport – Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Please RSVP by October 12 if you plan to attend the volunteer picnic at Park Headquarters on October 22nd from 2-4pm. To RSVP, please email chohvip@gmail.com and note the program you volunteer with. Since the west district picnic is later in October, we are pushing the RSVP deadline back to 10/12. 

Level Walker Reporting and Volunteer Appreciation Events

Hello Level Walkers,

Thanks for all the recent level walks! Special thanks to those who have used the new report form. Feedback on the new forms has been positive. If you have any questions please let me know.

The end of the Government fiscal year is approaching, and I need to submit volunteer hours for the level walker program in early October. Please submit your volunteer hours by October 2 for any late level walks completed on or before September 30. If you do a late walk and don’t have time to complete your report by October 2, please send me an email with your hours for the late walk so I can include them in the report.

The park is resuming their in-person volunteer appreciation events this year. There will also be a virtual event for those who prefer to avoid in-person contact. The two in-person events are summarized below in the notification from the park. I plan to be at the West District event and hope to see some of you there.

Thanks for all you do!


Dear Volunteers, 

Please save-the-date for this year’s volunteer appreciation events. This year we will have a picnic social in the east and west districts, as well as a virtual volunteer appreciation event online. 

In order to help us plan, please RSVP to one of the following picnics by emailing chohvip@gmail.com –

  • East District picnic @ Carderock pavilion on October 13 from 4-6pm
  • West District picnic @ park headquarters on October 22 from 2-4pm

In your RSVP email, please indicate which program you volunteer with. 

Deadline to RSVP for the picnic is October 1st. 

A separate Zoom calendar invite will be sent for the virtual appreciation event, which will be held on October 19 from 5-7pm.

We hope to see you soon!

Emily Durán Hewitt

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