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Contact: Michelle Carter, 301-714-2225
Washington County, Md. –The National Park Service, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, is conducting a public review of the Restoration of Canal Operations at Hancock, Maryland, Environmental Assessment, September 2014.
The National Park Service will be accepting public review comments beginning September 8, 2014 through October 10, 2014.The draft Environmental Assessment presents information on projected impacts to park resources from the proposed project to Restore Canal Operations at Hancock, Maryland.The project area begins at towpath Mile 122.12 and ends at towpath Mile 124.59.This area includes: Locks 51, Lock 52, the Bowles (Little) Farm, the Tonoloway Aqueduct, canal prism, canal boat basin, Little Tonoloway Picnic Area, and the Little Tonoloway Boat Ramp.The project proposes several preservation, restoration, and development projects within the Hancock area.
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and the National Historic Preservation Act the National Park Service invites public comments regarding this project. Comments received will be used to evaluate this project.
A public meeting will be held on September 24, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Hancock Town Hall, 126 W. High Street, Hancock, MD.The public is invited to attend the Open House any time during these hours.
Further information about this project is located on the National Park Service Planning, Environment &Public Comment website https://parkplanning.nps.gov/choh.Written comments should be submitted through this website.