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…

The Proud Reflections of a Farmer: Celebrating the Abundance Provided by Agriculture on National #AgDay

Many folks may not realize this, but today, March 19 is National Ag Day. It is a day marked to recognize and celebrate agriculture. For if not for the hard work and dedication of our farmworkers we would not have food and nourishment (or much else for that matter!) So in honor of this important day, we asked our very own Farmer Becky to share some of her thoughts on why she chose to be a farmer.

Expanded Ecosystem Tour Introduces 4th Graders to the Natural Landscape of Piscataway Park

Last December, 4th grade students from Fort Washington Forest Elementary embarked onto the National Colonial Farm at Piscataway Park for an exploration of the site’s natural ecosystems. The Pumpkin Ash Trail Tour, which is all about observing nature–looking for it and listening to it–was added to the K-12 education program offerings last year. The students…

Press Announcement: Accokeek Foundation to Increase and Improve Public Access to the Potomac River at Piscataway Park with NPS Chesapeake Bay Office Investments

Accokeek, MD—The Accokeek Foundation was named as one of the 21 partner recipients of the National Park Service (NPS) Chesapeake Bay Office’s Fiscal Year 2012 Investments. Last Fall, the NPS Chesapeake Bay Office provided financial assistance for projects that address education, youth employment and stewardship programs, and public access and trail development in the Chesapeake…