City of Brunswick Joins Steward Program at Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
Contact: Amanda Potter, 301-745-5810
HAGERSTOWN, MD -Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park is pleased to announce that the City of Brunswick has become the first municipality to join the Canal Steward Program. The city has adopted a section of the C&O Canal towpath between the railroad crossing at milepost 55 and the Brunswick Family Campground adjacent to the Canal.They will repair potholes on their adopted towpath section using material supplied by the park.
Representatives from both the city and park were present at the signing ceremony on March 2, 2012. Mayor Carrol Jones, City Administrator Rick Weldon, Council Member Karin Tome, and Council Member Walt Stull represented the City of Brunswick. Superintendent Kevin Brandt, Volunteer Coordinator Geordie Newman, and Maintenance District Supervisor Skip Barnhouse represented the C&O Canal.
The Canal Steward Program engages individuals and groups in a long-term relationship with the C&O Canal National Historical Park in which they become caretakers of a designated site within the park.
For additional information please visit www.chohvip.org or contact Amanda Potter at 301-745-5810 or e-mail us.