Wednesday, May 7, 2008

C & O Canal National Historic Park Cleanup


This weekend, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett participated in a Take Pride in America® volunteer project at the C & O Canal National Historical Park (Carderock Pavilion). The cleanup was held in celebration of National Volunteer Week, and was the final stop on Take Pride in America’s “VolunTour Across America,” a nationwide trip promoting volunteerism on public lands.

“Nearly one third of our country is public lands available for all to share and enjoy, but with that shared birthright comes a responsibility for stewardship” Deputy Secretary Scarlett said. “The hours each volunteer gives today are a collective force for good, preserving this historic park for future generations.”


“Take Pride in America is honored to join with several partners during National Volunteer Week to help cleanup the C & O Canal National Historical Park,” said Katie Loovis, Executive Director, Take Pride in America. “Today’s service project shows the tremendous impact a group of public, private, and nonprofit sector volunteers can make.”

The big group picture!

Everyone was pitching in to help.

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