C&O Canal Volunteer Status for February 18th

Hello Level Walkers,

Please observe the following guidance from the C&O Canal NHP volunteer manager.


Dear Volunteers, 
The forecast is for more snow! With the wintry weather starting overnight, the volunteer program is suspended on Thursday, February 18. 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 on Thursday, February 18 you must do so as a private citizen. For updates on park closures please check the park website or the park Facebook page

Thank you and stay safe!

Emily Durán Hewitt

C&O Canal Update – February 10, 2021

Hello Level Walkers,

Here is an update from the park.

Thanks, Steve


Dear Volunteers, 


There is a winter storm warning in our area through tomorrow morning. All volunteers should exercise caution if visiting the park tomorrow. If you plan to volunteer in the Great Falls area of the park, please note that the entrance road will be closed in the morning until staff can clear it. We will notify Palisades volunteers tomorrow when the entrance road reopens. You can also check the park Facebook page for updates. 

Please note that the Presidents Day holiday is this coming Monday, February 15. Our 2021 C&O calendar has the wrong date of 2/22 listed for the holiday. Sorry for the confusion. We still have 2021 calendars available, so please let staff know if you would like one. 

As you know this year is the 50th anniversary of the C&O Canal National Historical Park. In case you missed it, we released a new video celebrating the park – Chesapeake & Ohio Canal NHP 50th Anniversary. Stay tuned for more information on how to celebrate our 50th Anniversary with a series of #50for50″ challenges in 2021!

Thank you and stay safe!

Emily Durán Hewitt

Update – Volunteer Operations Due to Inclement Weather

Update on the park’s storm activity status, from the NPS. Thanks, Steve


Dear Volunteers, 
We hope you have been enjoying this snow day and staying safe & warm! With the wintry weather continuing through the night, the volunteer program is suspended through Thursday, December 17. 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. 
As with today, if you choose to visit the park on Thursday, December 17 you must do so as a private citizen. Currently the Great Falls entrance road is closed due to snowy conditions. For updates on the closure please check the park website or the park Facebook page

Thank you and stay safe!
Emily Durán Hewitt

Important park update – Snow day

All,

The following is an important message from the C&O Canal NHP Volunteer Manager.

Thanks, Steve

//BT

Dear Volunteers, 
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