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C&O Canal Hopes to Land Some Centennial Funding

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, NPS Photo

    As the National Park Centennial Initiative moves forward, it definitely will be interesting to see how many projects arise and how decisions are made to fund them.
    Already superintendents and friends groups throughout the nation are growing optimistic -- perhaps overly so -- about the potential impact of the initiative.
    In the Washington, D.C., area, those who support the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park are talking of getting the park off a starvation diet.
    Can the initiative, if embraced by Congress and the private sector, cover all the needs that exist across the national park system? Likely not. Just the same, it will be an interesting process to watch.


I own 3.5 acres adjacent to CHOH (I can literally spit into the canal prism from the property line), also close to Antietam Battlefield and really hope the towpath gets repaired so that cyclists and equestrians can go from Georgetown to Cumberland once again. Between miles 80 and 90, towpath goers are forced to detour from the towpath and follow public roads which are much more dangerous. Would also be nice if there were connecting trails from the towpath to nearby parks such as Antietam.

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