Protecting the Canal since 1954

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Association is an independent, all-volunteer citizens organization established in 1954 to help conserve the natural and historical environment of the C&O Canal and the Potomac River Basin. The association works with the National Park Service in its efforts to preserve and promote the 184-mile towpath.
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Annual meeting will be virtual March 20

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The C&O Canal Association annual meeting will be held 2 p.m. March 20. Because of the pandemic, the meeting will be virtual. The meeting will use Zoom video conference software.…

Paw Paw Construction and Closure

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National Park Service will begin work to improve safety near the Paw Paw Tunnel on Nov. 25 Through hikers and bicyclists will use bypass trail until mid-2022  Chesapeake & Ohio…
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2021 World Canals Conference
Early Bird Discount

For those considering attending the 2021 World Canals Conference, Aug. 30–Sept 2, 2021 in Hagerstown, MD, an early bird registration discount is currently available but will expire on May 15, 2021. To take advantage of this savings opportunity, go to wcc2021.org/reg-info/

The conference will include presentations around the theme, Historic Canals Today: Education, Recreation and Tourism, and will feature study tours of the nearby Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, which is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary as a national historical park, and other local sites.

Program details will be available soon! Please visit our website for more information, and be sure to sign up for email updates about the conference: wcc2021.org/
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2021 World Canals Conference 
Early Bird Discount 
 
For those considering attending the 2021 World Canals Conference, Aug. 30–Sept 2, 2021 in Hagerstown, MD, an early bird registration discount is currently available but will expire on May 15, 2021. To take advantage of this savings opportunity, go to https://wcc2021.org/reg-info/ 
 
The conference will include presentations around the theme, Historic Canals Today: Education, Recreation and Tourism, and will feature study tours of the nearby Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, which is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary as a national historical park, and other local sites. 
 
Program details will be available soon! Please visit our website for more information, and be sure to sign up for email updates about the conference: https://wcc2021.org/
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