Project Leader: Kara W. Conner Corp Member Dates: May 19 - September 17 2010 Project Leader Dates: April 12 - October 1, 2010 kconner@theSCA.org
The East side crew has had the pleasure of collaborating with the West side crew, two Youth Conservation Corps (YCC), West Virginia Conservation Corps (WVCC), The Centennials, and the C&O Canal Maintenance staff to work on the long wall between Lock 33 and 34. This is a 1.27 mile section of the canal/towpath that contains two historic stone walls that have become encroached with vegetation in the recent years. With the combined efforts of all 7 crews the vegetation is being cleared and the (select) trees are being cut and treated. Historically, there was no tree line between the towpath and the river. Our efforts are to preserve the historical integrity of the canal and its structures. This will be an ongoing group project until the vegetation is completely removed from the two stone walls.