It’s the 10th anniversary of the Canal Pride Program!
Our public Canal Pride events for 2017 are over. Check back in March for our 2018 dates and locations!
Canal Pride is the Trust’s signature volunteer program that rallies more than 1,000 volunteers annually to perform a range of preservation and beautification projects in the Park. Along with supporting National Park Service efforts to maintain and improve Park amenities, Canal Pride engages local communities in shared stewardship of this treasured recreational, natural, and historical resource. The Trust also facilitates corporate volunteer team-building days and provides volunteer opportunities for faith-based groups and other organizations. In 2017, the Trust launched its Canal For All outreach to Latino and African American communities to diversify participation in our Canal Pride and Canal Quarters programs and to introduce youth from these communities to the extraordinary environmental resources of the C&O Canal National Historical Park.
Become a Canal Pride Steward or Sponsor
We have two opportunities for corporations to get involved in Canal Pride:
Become a Sponsor: We depend on our Canal Pride corporate sponsors who, as community leaders, step up to cover the expenses associated with the volunteer projects that make such a difference in our Park. Those expenses include supplies and equipment as well as the salary for a volunteer coordinator intern who provides much needed assistance and is given the opportunity to develop valuable real world leadership and organizational skills. In appreciation for your sponsorship, we offer a range of recognition opportunities. Download the information sheet here.
Host your own Canal Pride event and become a Steward: You can choose a date and a location along the Canal for your own Canal Pride event. Bring your employees out for a team-building experience as a way to give back to the community. Download the information sheet here.