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Canal Community Days Event at Great Falls

The C&O Canal National Historical Park follows the Potomac River for 184.5 miles between Georgetown and Cumberland and is one of the most visited national park sites in the country. The C&O Canal Trust is the park’s official nonprofit partner, committed to supporting the park and local communities through fundraising initiatives, expanding accessibility and broadening support through programs that highlight the Park’s historical, natural, and cultural heritage.

Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 9:00am – 12:00pm

Great Falls 11710 MacArthur Blvd. Potomac, MD 20854  (Map link)
Note: This is not Great Falls Park in Virginia! This is the C&O Canal NHP in Maryland.

Projects Include:
-Paint park structures
-Paint/stain The Mercer Canal Boat (Currently Full)
-Mulch the picnic area (Currently Full)
-Spread soil and grass seed
-Garlic mustard removal (Currently Full)

All ages are welcome, but parents do remain responsible for children the entire time. No drop-offs. Student Service Learning (SSL) hours are available; just bring your forms from the school and we’ll be happy to sign them.

Photo by Francis Grant-Suttie

Photo by Francis Grant-Suttie

Photo by Francis Grant-Suttie


Register Here

Required forms (one per person, including children):

You may print and sign them ahead of time, or we will have blanks onsite that you may fill out. You may type in any information except the signature; this must be by hand.  Digital signatures of any kind cannot be accepted.

Volunteer Service Agreement- Great Falls
Media Release Form (English) /Media Release Form (Spanish)

Please contact Alexia Tiches, Volunteer Coordinator, at [email protected].