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**POSTPONED** Walk in the Woods: Shepherdstown C&O Canal

March 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free

**POSTPONED**

This event has been postponed indefinitely out of an abundance of caution during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The new date will be announced as soon as it is availble. If you have registered via Eventbrite, you will automatically be registered for the new date and can make any changes to your registration at that point. In the meantime, we hope you and your family stay safe and healthy.

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Join Shepherdstown area arborist and forest therapy guide, Shawn Walker, to learn about trees along the C&O Canal. We will encounter upland communities as well as trees along the edge of the Potomac and discuss approaches to identifying these trees as they transition from winter to spring.

We will also discuss the importance of the Potomac River and what we all can do to protect this valuable natural resource. The river provides wildlife habitat, recreation, and drinking water for over 5 million people.

The pace will be slow to moderate over varied terrain, with some rocky and steep conditions in various spots.

We will meet at 1:45 outside the Ferry Hill Plantation Visitor Center at 16500 Shepherdstown Pike, Sharpsburg, MD 21782. Please note that this is just the meeting spot. The visitor center is permanently closed.

Expect to walk about 3 miles on moderate terrain. Trail can be rocky in some places. Please bring your own water bottle, snacks, and bug-spray (if needed).

This event is free but please RSVP via the Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walk-in-the-woods-shepherdstown-co-canal-tickets-96087717951

This event is produced in partnership with West Virginia Rivers Coalition and Trees 101 as part of Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin‘s Walk in the Woods Series of hikes throughout the Potomac River watershed.

Each participant will be required to complete the following waiver (copies will be available at the beginning of the hike):
https://www.potomacriver.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Waiver_and_Medical_Form.pdf

Details:

March 28, 20202, 2:00-4:00pm

Meet at Ferry Hill Plantation Visitor Center, 16500 Shepherdstown Pike, Sharpsburg, MD 21782

Details

Date:
March 28
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walk-in-the-woods-shepherdstown-co-canal-tickets-96087717951

Organizer

Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin
Email:
info@icprb.org
Website:
www.potomacriver.org

Venue

Ferry Hill Plantation Visitor Center
16500 Shepherdstown Pike
Sharpsburg, MD 21782
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