Commenting on studies and proposals published by the National Park Service is a direct and highly effective way to show support for protecting the C&O Canal National Historical Park. The most recent public comment period, concerning a feasibility study on a non-motorized boathouse zone for the Georgetown waterfront, closed on May 24, 2013. This website includes examples of comments made on the feasibility study. Examples of comments from earlier phases of the boathouse issue are on this website's EIS Process and Resources pages.
Besides participating in NPS public comment periods, sending a letter is always a useful method of expressing your belief in saving the C&O Canal National Historical Park from private development. Addressees may include:
Interior Department officials:
Honorable Sally Jewell, Secretary of Interior, 1849 C Street NW Washington, DC 20240 (FAX 202-208-6956)
Jonathan Jarvis, Director, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240 (FAX 202-208-7889)
Members of Congress:
To find your legislators' contact information, visit the web sites below:
U.S. House of Representatives:
Visit www.house.gov and select the alphabetical list to reach your Representatives' official page, which will provide his or her mailing address and other contact information. Or, select "Write your Representative" for a page that will identify your Representative and provide an e-mail form.
Use your search engine to locate local newspapers, magazines or news web sites. Your comments will be most effective if they are concise and related to recent news stories.
IF YOU CARE, MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD! Protect the C&O Canal National Historical Park from intrusive private development!