The C&O Canal Trust’s work is only possible thanks to its many productive partnerships with other organizations and agencies. The Trust has entered into a cooperative agreement with the C&O Canal NHP to work jointly to achieve mutually important goals.
"The C&O Canal Trust possesses the depth and breadth of experience and creativity to cooperatively work with the C&O Canal National Historical Park to help connect communities with their canal heritage through restoring historic structures and expanding interpretive and recreational opportunities. I am thrilled and fortunate to have their assistance. Their work is helping to ensure that the best is yet to come for the C&O Canal."
Kevin Brandt, Superintendent, C&O Canal National Historical Park
The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal NHP is one of nearly 400 units in the National Park Service, the federal agency within the U.S. Department of Interior charged with managing the preservation and public use of America’s most significant natural, scenic, historic, and cultural treasures. The C&O Canal is a unit within the National Capital Region of the Park Service.
The Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail is another unit in the National Capital Region. The C&O Canal is an important element of this trail network.
The Trust is proud to work with a number of local and regional nonprofit organizations that have a mutual interest in the betterment of the C&O Canal. These include: