Join the Accokeek Foundation on Sunday, March 31 from 2-4 pm for the first Land and River Conversation: “Conservation: A Complicated Story.”
This Land and River Conversation will explore the story of viewshed protection and landscape conservation in Piscataway Park. Join us for a discussion about the complexities this story represents and how we can ensure continued protection of special places like Piscataway Park.
About the series: “Land and River Conversations: Exploring Race and Culture through Stories from the Earth”
Be part of the conversation about the complicated history and complex relationships that have shaped our region and continue to influence our interactions with one another and with the environment. Topics will include non-traditional perspectives on landscape conservation, culture, history, and specifically connectedness of Native Americans and African Americans to this landscape.
Each Land and River Series panel discussion will be immediately followed by an in-depth conversation about interpretation. The Accokeek Foundation’s interpretation focuses on the 200-acre site that we steward in Piscataway Park on the Potomac River. We are looking for community input as we create innovative programming designed to serve diverse audiences and put visitors at the center of experiences in Piscataway Park. After our panel discussion, we encourage all interested to join us in an open conversation. The group will talk about the most important stories to tell, determine which overarching concepts best represent local narratives, and begin to identify interpretive themes. All are welcome to share their ideas and opinions.
This project was made possible by a grant from Maryland Humanities, through support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Maryland Historical Trust in the Maryland Department of Planning, and the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this series do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Maryland Humanities, Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland Department of Planning, or the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.