C & O Canal Volunteer Bike Patrol Recruitment Underway for Spring 2008

C & O Canal Volunteer Bike Patrol Recruitment
Underway for Spring 2008

Hagerstown, MD- The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park is recruiting members for its highly successful volunteer Bike Patrol. Anyone with a love for cycling, the outdoors, the C & O Canal, and the well-being of the visitors is encouraged to apply.
Bike Patrol members routinely answer questions and distribute park literature to visitors. They work with National Park Service rangers and the U. S. Park Police officers to assist the park's more than 3 million yearly visitors.
Bike Patrol members are furnished with all the necessary training to be effective stewards of the park. They are equipped with first aid kits, park information, and park radios or cell phones to be used in emergency situations. Patrollers are also provided with uniform shirts and vests. Members are expected to provide their own bicycles and are asked for a time commitment of 40 hours per year.
For more information regarding the Bike Patrol, including an application for membership, please contact one of the following park visitor centers: Georgetown and Great Falls Tavern Visitor Centers, 301-767-3714 (liebow@comcast.net); Williamsport Visitor Center, 301-582-0813 (leslie_brodhead@nps.gov); or Cumberland Visitor Center, 301-722-8226 (rita_knox@nps.gov).
Interested applicants can also view all positions available within the park online at http://www.nps.gov/choh/supportyourpark/volunteer.htm, or can contact the volunteer coordinator by phone at 301-714-2218 or by e-mail at danny_filer@nps.gov.