Date: Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
Time: 7:15 p.m.
Location: Potomac Community Center
If schools are closed because of inclement weather, the meeting will be cancelled.
Speaker: Kevin Brandt, Superintendent, C&O Canal National Historical Park (NHP)
Topic: It’s been a year since we've had Superintendent Brandt update us on the beloved, constantly changing National Park on our doorstep. During that time, construction projects have been underway to repair watered structures on Locks 5-22. The projects will improve several locks, waste weirs, bridges, and other water control structures within one of the most popular segments of the NHP. Once completed, the improvements will help preserve park historic structures and allow them to withstand impacts from flooding and make them easier to maintain. The canal will then be re-watered. How are the projects proceeding and how soon will they be completed? What impact did the government shutdown have on the construction schedule? How will the NHP fare in the upcoming budget? So many in our community consider the NHP a part of our daily lives. We are eager to learn the latest news from Superintendent Brandt himself. Please bring your questions.
As always, the public is welcome
When farmers bartered for supplies at Perry Store in Offutt’s Crossroad in 1880, Potomac was an agricultural community where transportation relied on the C&O Canal and horse-drawn wagons on dirt roads. Today, we see something far different.
Yet much remains constant. Great Falls, the Potomac River, and the Canal still draw us. Forested stream valleys, rural roads, and Potomac Village still define our community. The look and feel of Potomac today is no accident. Much of what we hold dear is due to the vigilance of volunteers working to preserve what is best here – a community that values our history, the environment, and our role as “Green Wedge” in the overall vision of county planners.
We invite you to become one of the team to insure the continued beauty of this area. If you are interested in preserving the beauty of Potomac, please become a member.