Canal Pride Sponsorship Information
What is Canal Pride?
Canal Pride events are volunteer project days throughout the year that tackle the backlog of conservation and maintenance projects along the C&O Canal. During 2016, the Trust hosted more than 40 different Canal Pride events, with over 1,000 volunteers who were vital in helping to maintain the 184.5 mile Towpath and 1,300 historic structures in the Park. Canal Pride volunteer projects include painting park benches, repairing barbeque grills, building and maintaining trails, preserving historic buildings, clearing trash, and removing invasive plant species. Our volunteers help keep our Park safe and clean for 5 million visitors each year.