Canal Community Days 2021

New year, new name! We have renamed our “Canal Pride Days” events where the public gathers to help the C&O Canal Trust perform a variety of maintenance and beautification projects at locations along the length of the Park. Going forward, our clean-up events will be known as Canal Community Days to celebrate the contributions you – the canal community – make to the ongoing preservation and stewardship of the C&O Canal. We couldn’t do it without you!

We will announce our spring 2021 Canal Community Days locations and dates in March, after we have assessed what COVID-19 restrictions we will need to keep in place for the safety of our volunteers and staff. Please check back soon for more information!

If you are interested in “adopting” a section of the Park and becoming its caretaker on a more long-term basis, check out our Canal Stewards program.

Become a Canal Community Days Sponsor

Canal Community Days depend 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 the program. You – or your business – can help by becoming a Canal Community Days sponsor. In appreciation of your sponsorship, we offer a range of recognition opportunities. Download the information packet here.

Volunteer with a Group

Bring your company or organization to the C&O Canal for a team-building day in the Park. Your group will focus its efforts on a location in the Park that needs some extra attention. (Restrictions apply due to COVID-19.) Learn more about group volunteer opportunities here.

If your group is interested in “adopting” a section of the Park and becoming its caretaker on a more long-term basis, check out our Canal Stewards program.

Support Canal Community Days with a Donation

We depend on our canal community to support this great volunteer program. Please make a gift today! Give here.