Fossils are part of our natural heritage and are non-renewable resources. For that reason, it is important to protect them so future generations can enjoy them and learn from them. Help the National Park Service protect fossil resources by practicing good stewardship. As you visit and enjoy the C&O Canal NHP, remember that it is illegal to remove any natural resource from a national park, including rocks and fossils.
For more information on paleontology in the National Park Service, visit the National Park Service Paleontology Program website: www.nature.nps.gov/geology/paleontology