The Accokeek Foundation and its Board of Trustees share the concerns of our local community about the potential environmental and viewshed impacts of the proposed compressor station on Barry’s Hill Road in Charles County as part of the Eastern Market Access Project. Though the Foundation has chosen not to take any positions for or against specific projects, companies, organizations, or individuals, we remain committed to promoting policies, practices, and values that support stewardship of the natural and cultural resources in our region. We do this in collaboration with a host of nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies.
We are proud to be one of the partners caring for Piscataway Park. We admire and appreciate our neighbors’ and our partners’ incredible commitment to environmental advocacy. We all have a role to play in this special community. The Accokeek Foundation’s primary role is education. Our mission is to “cultivate passion for the natural and cultural heritage of Piscataway Park and commitment to stewardship and sustainability.” Through a cooperative agreement with the National Park Service, the we steward 200 acres of the park, providing visitor services and educational programs for the tens of thousands of people who visit this national park on the Potomac River every year. Our work focuses on sustainable agriculture and environmental stewardship, connecting people to the history and significance of this indigenous landscape through a variety of interpretive, educational, recreational, and volunteer experiences.
If you have questions or would like to learn more about how the Accokeek Foundation fulfills its mission, please contact Lisa Hayes, President and CEO, at Lhayes [at] accokeek [dot] org.