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Near Accokeek in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Heritage Breeds

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, August 14, 2020
1. Heritage Breeds Marker
Inscription.  
Many people are aware of endangered species in the wild, such as sea turtles or spotted owls, very few realize that domesticated livestock species are also threatened.

The Accokeek Foundation works to increase awareness about these special breeds of domesticated livestock by promoting and preserving heritage breeds through a managed breeding program, demonstration, and education.

The Foundation's Heritage Livestock Conservation breeding program includes American Milking Devon (cattle) and Hog Island sheep. For demonstration purposes, the farm is also home to Ossabaw hogs, various varieties of chickens: Buckeye, Hamburg, Silver Gray Dorking, Araucana, Dominique, Light Brahma, Speckled Sussex, and Welsummer; and turkeys: Black, Bourbon Red and Chocolate, Farm animals are incorporated in educational programming and public events.

Over many centuries, domesticated animals have lived at what is now Piscataway Park and have contributed to the shaping of this land as we see it today. By caring for the animals in a way that enhances the health and stability of the natural and agricultural ecosystems we can
Heritage Breeds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 14, 2020
2. Heritage Breeds Marker
prevent erosion, save fuel, return nutrients to the soil, protect water resources, all while preserving genetic diversity.
 
Erected by Accokeek Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAnimals.
 
Location. 38° 41.577′ N, 77° 4.173′ W. Marker is near Accokeek, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from Bryan Point Road half a mile north of Cactus Hill Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3400 Bryan Point Rd, Accokeek MD 20607, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hog Island Sheep (here, next to this marker); American Milking Devon Cattle (a few steps from this marker); Leaf, Land, and People (a few steps from this marker); Science and History Together (within shouting distance of this marker); The National Colonial Farm (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Potomac Heritage (approx. ¼ mile away); The Hon. Frances Payne Bolton (approx. ¼ mile away); People Shaping the Land (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Accokeek.
 
Additional keywords. animal husbandry
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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