Founded in 1957 to protect the view from Mount Vernon across the Potomac River, the Accokeek Foundation, an educational nonprofit, became one of the nation’s first land trusts. Today, the Foundation stewards 200 acres of Piscataway National Park in Accokeek, MD, where visitors can hike a network of trails winding through wetlands, visit a native tree arboretum, and observe an award-winning forest restoration project.

According to the Foundation’s 1957 charter, It shall be the purpose of this Corporation to preserve