New Venue Announced for C and O Canal NHP Public Meetings on Fee Proposals in Glen Echo MD and Shepherdstown WV

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Date: February 3, 2015
Contact: John Noel, 301-714-2201

HAGERSTOWN, MD -  Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal) has changed the venue for the Glen Echo, Maryland public meeting for February 5, 2015 to the Washington Waldorf School, 4800 Sangamore Road, Bethesda, MD from 7:00-8:30 PM.  The venue for the Shepherdstown, West Virginia public meeting for February 11, 2015 has been changed to the Storer Ballroom at the Shepherd University Student Center, 210 North King Street, Shepherdstown, WV, from 6:30-8:00 PM.Both meetings will discuss the park's proposal to increase and expand entrance and other fees park-wide. Interested citizens are invited to discuss the proposed fee increases at this public meeting.

C&O Canal has also updated its FAQ document to respond to provide additional clarification on the proposal.To read more about the proposal –including the updated FAQ's and a copy of the presentation - and to provide comments on the proposed fee increases, go to:  https://parkplanning.nps.gov/cocanalfeesThe public has the opportunity to comment on the increases for a period ending on February 22, 2015. Written comments should be provided through this website.

The upcoming public meetings will be held in various locations as follows:

February 5, 2015, at Washington Waldorf School, 4800 Sangamore Road, Bethesda, MD  from 7:00 - 8:30 PM

February 9, 2015, at Hancock Town Hall, 126 West High Street, Hancock, MD from 6:30-8:00 PM

February 11, 2015, at Storer Ballroom at the Shepherd University Student Center, 210 North King Street, Shepherdstown, WV, from 6:30-8:00 PM

February 17, 2015, at Brunswick City Park Building, 655 East Potomac Street, Brunswick, MD from 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Following the comment period and public meetings, feedback will determine how, or if, a fee increase would be implemented.



Last updated: April 10, 2015

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