I was wondering if the parks service has something so that volunteers could
come in and help with the cleanup? Or is there liability things prohibiting
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Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2003 8:21 PM
Subject: [TalkAntietam] Damage from Isabel
> >From today's Hagerstown Herald-Mail...
> ISABEL'S DAMAGE TO PARKS ASSESSED
> Tropical Storm Isabel caused an estimated $600,000 to $800,000 of damage
> week at Antietam National Battlefield, Superintendent John Howard said
> Friday. High winds took off parts of the tin and metal roofs covering
> historic buildings, including the Pry, Roulette and D.R. Miller barns and
> Poffenberger houses. "The wind got up and peeled things back, in some
> than others," Howard said. The storm also compounded tree damage from a
> three weeks earlier.
> Howard said park employees fixed some of the damage this week, but it will
> take quite a while to repair everything because there is no extra money in
> budget. The Snavely Ford trail has been closed since a storm hit Aug. 28,
> downing trees and eroding the creek bed. Also, two sections of the
> corner of the cemetery are closed. Howard said some branches broke, but
> hanging in the trees. The tree damage should be cleaned up next week, he
> Parts of Catoctin Mountain Park in Thurmont, Md., also were hit hard.
> Ranger Debra Mills said 26 trees fell along the 1.2-mile Falls Nature
> between the visitor center and the intersection with Md. 77. The trees
> still down on the trail Friday.
> Anticipating the storm, the park closed Camp Round Meadow, Camp Greentop,
> Owens Creek Campground, the Adirondack shelters and Poplar Grove Youth
> Area, but all have reopened. Fallen trees and debris prevented Camp Misty
> from reopening right away, but Mills said during a phone interview Friday
> thought it was open again. Mills cautioned hikers that trail conditions
> change dramatically in spots, from good to heavily damaged.
> Most of the 184.5-mile C&O Canal National Historical Park has reopened,
> A 20-mile portion of the towpath from Pennyfield Lock in Montgomery County
> the Monocacy Aqueduct in Frederick County remains closed. But even some of
> the areas that are open may be hazardous, according to a park bulletin on
> Tom Shay
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