Canal Community Days

Canal Community Days is the C&O Canal Trust’s annual public volunteer program. Each year, we recruit and manage hundreds of volunteers to undertake a range of preservation, beautification, maintenance, and conservation projects along the 184.5 mile length of the C&O Canal National Historical Park, working closely with the National Park Service to identify priorities that can be completed by volunteers of all ages.

Visitation to the Park surged throughout the past several years, and our dedicated volunteers provide vital support at high visitor use areas.

Great Falls – April 22, 2023

Photo by Francis Grant-Suttie

Our annual Canal Community Days volunteer events kick off at Great Falls on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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Williamsport – May 6, 2023

Photo by Francis Grant-Suttie

More information coming soon!

Frederick County – June 3, 2023

Photo by Trust Staff

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Allegany County – June 24, 2023

Photo by Trust Staff

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Sponsor Canal Community Days

Canal Gold by MJ Clingan

You – or your business – can make a direct impact on the experience of the over five million visitors of all ages expected to visit the C&O Canal NHP in 2023 for rest, recreation, and the enjoyment of nature and history. We rely on the support of our Sponsors to help fund public volunteer projects each year and underwrite the costs of the program: project materials and supplies, and organizational costs associated with running the program. To show our gratitude for your commitment to the community, and the well-being of the C&O Canal NHP, the C&O Canal Trust offers a number of benefits, including signage in the Park and recognition on our website, social media, and in media releases.

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Moonrise over C&O Canal by Daina Bolsteins

We depend on our canal community to help make Canal Community Days possible. Please join us in supporting, protecting, and preserving one of the most visited spaces in the National Park system.

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Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors

Canal Visionary

Canal Explorer

Canal Traveler

The Butz Foundation

Canal Preserver

Clark Construction
Guest Services
Minkoff Development
Younger Toyota


Potomac Community Village


Top Photo by Trust Staff