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 year, and our dedicated volunteers provide vital support at high visitor use areas.

Allegany County – October 8

Photo by Trust Staff

Join us this October to help make the park shine at several locations along the Canal in Allegany County, on Saturday, October 8, from 1-4 p.m.

Sign up for Allegany County CCD Event

Frederick County – October 22

Photo by Trust Staff

Our spring event in Frederick County was canceled due to rain, but we’ve rescheduled for fall and hope you’ll join us on Saturday, October 22 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Sign up for Frederick County CCD Event

Great Falls – April 23

Photo by Francis Grant-Suttie

Thank you so much to all the volunteers who were able to make it out to participate and help cleanup our Park on April 23, 2022!

Spring CCD at Great Falls Impact Report

Williamsport – May 14

Photo by Don Ramsey

Thank you to our volunteers and sponsors who were able to show their support for the C&O Canal in Williamsport on May 14, 2022!

Spring CCD at Williamsport Impact Report

Please stay tuned for more upcoming Canal Community Days!

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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 nearly five million visitors of all ages expected to visit the C&O Canal NHP in 2022 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 2022 Sponsors

Canal Visionary

Canal Explorer

Canal Traveler


Canal Preserver

Clark Construction
Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Grosh’s Lawn Service
Minkoff Development


Palisades House DC
Younger Toyota

Top Photo by Trust Staff