• Construction/Maintenance • Other • Trail/Campground Maintenance • General Assistance • Weed/Invasive Species Control
Canal Steward Program
Location: Montgomery County, MD; Georgetown, DC
Do you have a favorite section of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal? Is it a mile of towpath? The Marsden Tract Campground? Or even the Pennyfield Lockhouse? Become a C&O Canal Steward and adopt a site! Adoption areas available from Georgetown to Seneca Creek Aqueduct for a one year renewable term (March 2018-March 2019).
The Canal Steward Adoption Program focuses on beautification projects to maintain and enhance the facilities and resources of areas which have been adopted. Volunteers formally adopt the site and are presented with an adoption package detailing their commitment and the tasks they are responsible for completing at the designated site. Adoption of a site in the park fosters stewardship and pride in the resource and in the mission the National Park Service strives to uphold.
Common Canal Steward duties include:
Cleaning park signs
Picking up litter
Annually painting picnic tables and other park structures
This service opportunity is open to individuals, families, scout troops, clubs, businesses, etc. willing to commit to be Canal Stewards for a one year renewable term.
Supplies and equipment are furnished by the Volunteer Office.