The C&O Canal Trust is the official non-profit partner of the C&O Canal National Historical Park and works in partnership with the National Park Service to protect, restore, and promote the canal. The Trust seeks to ensure the Park’s  natural, historical, and recreational potential is fully realized.

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Canal Pride Days

Join the C&O Canal’s official park partner, the C&O Canal Trust, this spring for the 6th Annual C&O Canal Pride Days! Last year, over 300 volunteers tackled nearly 30 projects to help the park, everything from painting signs and picnic tables to pulling weeds and repairing trails. Canal Pride Days has projects for every age and skill level—everyone is welcomed to help. To learn more about C&O Canal Pride Days 2013, contact Becky Curtis.

Registration is now open for C&O Canal Pride Days 2013!
Sign-up as a group, family, or as an individual using the C&O Canal Trust online application


A wide variety of projects along the canal are scheduled to take place over three weekends:

Saturday, April 20:  Great Falls, MD. Celebrate Earth Day weekend by helping us kick off Canal Pride Days 2013! Projects this year include painting, mulching, and landscape maintenance projects.

Saturday, April 27:  Williamsport, MD.  Projects this year entail: painting, garlic mustard eradication, tree planting, and landscape maintenance projects

Saturday, May 18:  Spring Gap, MD.  Campground maintenance projects and revitalization of the day-use area.