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Protecting the canal since 1954

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C&O Canal Association is an all-volunteer citizens organization established in 1954 to help conserve of the natural and historical environment of the C&O Canal and the Potomac River Basin. Find us on Facebook The association works with the National Park Service in its efforts to preserve and promote the 184-mile towpath.

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Association receives $15,000 matching grant to support repairs to Cumberland canal boat.

Park recognizes C&O Canal Association donation that helps Washington County students learn about the canal.

Association publishes William Davies’ engineering work online to mark 60th anniversary of the orginal hike by Justice William O. Douglas with the editors of the Washington Post.

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