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Contact: Chris Stubbs, 301-714-2210
Washington County, MD –The National Park Service, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, is conducting a public meeting on the Restoration of Canal Operations at Hancock, Maryland, Environmental Assessment. The public is invited to an Open House on September 24, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Hancock Town Hall, 126 W. High Street, Hancock, MD, where the public can review information about the project and ask questions of staff specialists.
The environmental assessment presents information on projected impacts to park resources from the proposed project and alternatives.The project area begins at towpath mile 122.12 and ends at mile 124.59.This area includes Locks 51 and 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 alternatives 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 through October 10, 2014.The preferred method for filing comments is on the National Park Service Planning, Environment &Public Comment website https://parkplanning.nps.gov/choh.Further information about the project can be found at the same location.