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Public Informational Meeting
Date Start Time End Time Location
07/23/2019 6:30 PM 8:30 PM Williamsport Community Building in Byron Park
2 Park Road
Williamsport, Maryland
The National Park Service (NPS) invites the public to review an Environmental Assessment describing the project to develop a new headquarters and visitor center in Williamsport, Maryland. The project are encompasses the former Miller Lumber Company site at the intersection of Potomac and Commerce Streets, adjacent to the Cushwa Basin in the park.

As part of its commitment to collaborate with the community, NPS invites community members and other interested members of the public to an informational meeting on July 23, 2019, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Williamsport Community Building located in Byron Memorial Park, 2 Park Road, Williamsport, MD 21795.

Public participation is vital to our planning process, which is conducted in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). There are three ways to comment during this period: (1) in person at the public meeting on July 23, 2019, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Williamsport Community Building; (2) by mail for letters postmarked by September 9, 2019; and (3) online (Preferred) through the park Planning, Environment & Public Comment (PEPC) webpage for the project.

Attn: Superintendent
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
attn: HQ Relocation Project
1850 Dual Highway Suite 100
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Approximately 5 million people visit C&O Canal each year. In 2017, more than 420,000 of these visitors came to Williamsport, spending nearly $6 million in the local community and supporting more than 800 local jobs. The move, which was announced in September, is expected to bring an economic boost and over 75 jobs to Williamsport.

Currently, the C&O Canal headquarters is located in Hagerstown, Md., which is a 20-minute drive from the nearest park location in Williamsport. In 2002, the park offices moved to Hagerstown from the Ferry Hill Plantation visitor center near Sharpsburg, Md.

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