On Saturday, April 24, U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) will attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the restoration of the Chesapeake & Ohio Catoctin Aqueduct, a historic structure that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The project will receive a total of $3.6 million in combined federal-state funding, including money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
Located in Lander, Frederick County, the Catoctin Aqueduct was first erected in the early 1800s by the C&O Canal Company to carry the canal over major tributaries of the Potomac River. The National Park Service (NPS), in partnership with the Catoctin Aqueduct Restoration Fund, Inc., and the Community Foundation of Frederick County, Inc., has finished the final design of the restoration project, which is expected to be completed in 2011.
· WHAT: Groundbreaking for the restoration of the Catoctin Aqueduct
· WHEN: Saturday, April 24 at 10 a.m.
· WHERE: C&O National Historic Park
2800 Lander Road,