Tags: Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

The Captain John Smith Chesapeake NHT logo features the silhouette of a sailing ship in black against a blue background

Caption John D. Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail 2021 Highlights

The National Park Service provided the following highlights for the Captain John D. Smith Chesapeake NHT during the 2021 calendar year: Conserving Trail Lands and Boosting Climate Resilience In July 2021, Chief Dennis Coker of the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware offered a land acknowledgment…

Phase One of Construction Complete on Chesapeake Oyster House Project on Captain John Smith Chesapeake NHT

by Jody Hedeman Couser, Senior VP of Communications, Chesapeake Conservancy The new riverfront park in Delaware is open to the public for recreation On a beautiful day in July, Chief Dennis Coker of the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware offered a land acknowledgment as a…

Chesapeake Roving Ranger van parked in front of a park with the waters of the Chesapeake Bay in the distant background. The van features a colorful vinyl wrap depicting kayakers on the water trail.

Star-Spangled Banner NHT’s ‘Roving Ranger’ Brings the Trail to You

Trail will focus on underserved communities with their new “mobile visitors’ center”. The Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail (SSBNHT) is creating a mobile visitors’ center to appear at various Trail partner sites and public events throughout the Chesapeake Bay region. The mobile center—made up of…

2020 Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Highlights

OUTREACH Programs —  Trail staff launched the Werowocomoco Ancestral Lands Corps Individual Placement Program, a 26-week opportunity for American Indians, ages 18-35, to be involved with the future of park operations, preservation, and the visitor experience at Werowocomoco.  Trail staff Canoemobile program—prior to the start…

2019 Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Highlights

Chesapeake Conservancy (CC) OUTREACH Programs — CC and NPS drove the Roving Ranger to 32 locations across Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and D.C., bringing the trail to more than 4,800 individuals. CC outreach staff held painting, storytelling, and music programs with Latino and Hispanic children…

PNTS publishes Fones Cliffs case study

By Don Owen, Partnership for the National Trails System The Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS) has published its second case study about trail land protection efforts as part of a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. “Saving Fones…

A cause for celebration: Fones Cliffs protected along the Captain John Smith Chesapeake NHT

by Jody Hedeman Couser, Director of Communications, Chesapeake Conservancy Partners gathered at historic Fones Cliffs along Virginia’s Rappahannock River and the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail on June 28, 2019, to celebrate the permanent protection of 252 acres recently added to the Rappahannock River…

Discovering Geocaching: NPS and Chesapeake Conservancy launch GeoTour

by Patrick G. Smith, Communications and Partnership Coordinator, Chesapeake Conservancy There is a new way for adventurers to discover the Chesapeake’s special places. The Find Your Chesapeake GeoTour® is the combined effort of the National Park Service (NPS), Chesapeake Conservancy, and volunteers with the Maryland Geocaching…

Captain John Smith Chesapeake NHT and Chesapeake Conservancy return ancestral land to Rappahannock Tribe

By Jody Couser, Director of Communications of the Chesapeake Conservancy The Chesapeake Conservancy joined members of the Rappahannock Tribe, the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Office, retired U.S. Senator John Warner, and his daughter Ms. Virginia Warner to celebrate a donation of land to the…