Land Shaping People
Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park
Welcome to the Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park. Here, everyone can learn about the past, the present, and the future of peoplesí relationship to the land in southern Maryland. You can learn about history, nature and ecology all at once.
Not surprisingly, people have always debated how to use land. But no matter how we think of land, we leave our footprint on it—even in what seems like the most unsoiled place.
This site explores some of the meanings the land has held for various peoples in southern Maryland over hundreds of years. As you explore, think about what the land means to you.
(Inscription under the image in the bottom right)
What can you do? Throw a fishing line off the pier. Learn about the different habitats of Piscataway Park on one of the trails. Step into the past at the National Colonial Farm. Visit an ecologically friendly farm. Browse the museum ship. Most of all, enjoy yourself!
Erected by National Park Service US Department of Interior.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ecosystem Farm (here, next to this marker); Welcome to the Visitor Center (a few steps from this marker); People Shaping the Land (a few steps from this marker); Cherished Homeland (within shouting distance of this marker); John Smith Explores the Chesapeake (within shouting distance of this marker); Join the Adventure (within shouting distance of this marker); Traveling on the Potomac River (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Potomac Heritage (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Accokeek.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 2, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 128 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 2, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.