Congressman Steny Hoyer Joins Accokeek Foundation and National Park Service to Celebrate 60 Years of Stewardship at Piscataway Park

Accokeek, MD (March 24, 2016) — With Congressman Steny H. Hoyer and National Park Service National Capital Region Director Bob Vogel’s dedication of a new entrance sign at Piscataway Park, local nonprofit Accokeek Foundation launches a campaign to raise visibility of this national park in southern Prince George’s County. A land conservation effort that began sixty…

Accokeek Foundation “Celebrates the Potomac” with annual Family Fun Festival at Piscataway Park

Accokeek, MD—Returning for its third year at Piscataway Park, Celebrating the Potomac is a one-day, family-friendly event featuring live music, youth fishing lessons, cultural demonstrations, children’s activities, and watershed stewardship education taking place on Saturday, June 13 in Southern Prince George’s County. Special events like Celebrating the Potomac allow the Accokeek Foundation, a non-profit educational…

Accokeek Foundation Joins Temple Hills Farmers’ Market in Celebrating 5th Year of Sustainability through Community Partnerships

9:00 a.m. April 25 – Temple Hills, MD: This Saturday, Branch Avenue In Bloom (BAIB), a program of the Maryland Small Business Development Center, will celebrate its fifth season with a Grand Opening. The BAIB Farmers’ Market is located in the Iverson Mall parking lot. This year, Farmers’ Market visitors will have the pleasure of…

Chesapeake Conservation Corps: Tomorrow’s Conservation Leaders

The Accokeek Foundation has been selected as one of many potential host sites for the 2015-16 Chesapeake Conservation Corps service year. The Chesapeake Conservation Corps Program, administered by the Chesapeake Bay Trust, provides service-learning opportunities and green job training for young people through environmental and energy conservation projects. The Trust matches young adults 18-25 with…

Heritage Tourism Alliance Presents the Pride of Baltimore II on its First Voyage to Prince George’s County

Accokeek, MD— In July, the Pride of Baltimore II takes center stage for a weekend of activities on the Potomac River commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812. Presented by the Accokeek Foundation and the Potomac River Heritage Tourism Alliance, “Celebrating with Pride on the Potomac” begins at the National Colonial Farm in Piscataway…

For Immediate Release: Hundreds of Area Students Impacted by Federal Shutdown and Closure of National Parks

  Accokeek, MD—The federal government shutdown and park closures have resulted in the cancellation or alteration of several local environmental education programs, impacting hundreds of students who normally visit Piscataway Park that spans 5,000 acres across southern Prince George’s and Charles County. Through cooperative agreements with the National Park Service, two local non-profit organizations use…

Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Ceremony Officially Opens Reconstructed Public Boat Dock and Kayak Launch at the National Colonial Farm in Piscataway Park

For Immediate Release Accokeek, MD—The Accokeek Foundation, an educational non-profit that stewards 200 acres of Piscataway Park, is proud to announce a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony for the newly reconstructed public boat dock and kayak launch on Saturday, June 22, at 11:30 am. Among the guests attending the ribbon cutting will be Maryland…

Denison Landscaping Selects Accokeek Foundation as a “40 Green Initiatives” Project Site

To commemorate their 40th Anniversary, Denison Landscaping is giving back to the communities it serves by conducting 40 in-kind landscaping projects to be completed throughout the year. As a part of this “40 Green Initiatives” project, the Accokeek Foundation was selected to identify a landscaping project on site that would improve its daily operations. After…