C&O Canal National Historical Park News Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  January 22, 2015

Contact: John Noel, Deputy Superintendent, (301) 714-2201


New and Updated Locations Announced for C&O Canal NHP Public Meetings on Fee Proposals
FAQs on Fee Proposal Posted Online

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal) has added public meetings in Hancock, MD and Shepherdstown, W.Va. and rescheduled the meeting in Brunswick, MD to discuss the park’s proposal to increase and expand entrance and other fees park-wide.  The updated meeting schedule is as follows:


January 27, 2015, at C&O Canal Park Headquarters, 1850 Dual Highway, Hagerstown, MD from 6:30-8:00 PM


January 29, 2015, at Canal Place, 13 Canal St, 2nd floor, Cumberland, MD from 6:30-8:00 PM


February 5, 2015, at Glen Echo Town Hall, 6106 Harvard Ave, Glen Echo, MD from 7:00-8:30 PM


February 9, 2015, at Hancock Town Hall, 126 West High Street, Hancock, MD from 6:30-8:00 PM


February 11, 2015, at Byrd Center for Legislative Studies at Shepherd University, 213 North King Street, Shepherdstown, WV, from 6:30-8:00 PM


February 17, 2015, at Brunswick City Park Building at 655 East Potomac Street Brunswick, MD, from 6:30-8:00 PM


C&O Canal has prepared frequently asked questions to assist in answering questions regarding the proposal. To read these, as well as other information and provide comments on the proposal through February 22, please visit:  http://parkplanning.nps.gov/cocanalfees


Following the comment period and public meetings, feedback will determine how, or if, a fee increase would be implemented.