2020 Canal Pride Days

Canal Pride Days 2020

Thank you to all of our 2020 Canal Pride Volunteers! Our public Canal Pride events are finished for the year. Despite the global pandemic, we were able to engage over 220 volunteers at 16 locations in the C&O Canal National Historical Park. Our volunteers removed more than 2,170 pounds of trash, 34 tires, and 100 pounds of invasive plants; spread over 15 yards of mulch; painted 32 picnic tables; and cleaned the Great Falls Tavern windows.  The C&O Canal National Historical Park is a better place for its visitors to enjoy due to your hard work!

You can still sign up to participate in a Personal Canal Pride event, which has been designed with your safety in mind with small groups and social distancing.

Personal Canal Pride Days

Want to help in your own way and not as part of a group? Now you can!

>> Learn more and register

Become a Canal Pride Sponsor

Canal Pride depends on more than just boots on the ground to be successful. We also need sponsors to underwrite the costs of the program: project materials and supplies for over 1,000 volunteers, and organizational costs associated with running these projects. You — or your business — can help by becoming a Canal Pride Sponsor. In appreciation for your sponsorship, we offer a range of recognition opportunities. Download the information packet here.

Canal Pride Stewardship Events

Bring your employees or organization to the Park for a great team-building experience and make a difference in the Park we all enjoy. The Trust will work with you to choose a date and a location. Contact Rod Newton at newton@canaltrust.org to discuss available dates and our suggested Canal Pride Stewardship donation. Download the information packet here.

Support Canal Pride with a Donation

We depend on our canal community to support this great volunteer program. Please make a gift today and show your Canal Pride. Give here.

Williamsport Canal Pride 2019 – Ellen Kinzer


Paw Paw Canal Pride 2019 – Chris Stubbs


Canal Pride Days 2016 – John Gensor

About Canal Pride Days

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.

Thank you to our
2020 Canal Pride Sponsors!