Protecting, preserving, and nurturing the largest privately-owned wilderness area near Washington DC and along the entire Appalachian Trail
"A short walk in the woods can restore our attention span, make us more hopeful and compassionate, and improve our mood."
~ Douglas W. Tallamy, Nature’s Best Hope
We see outdoor education as an opportunity to connect with wilderness, to experience the healing powers of the forest, to teach and learn both scientific and spiritual ways of understanding, and to practice respectful interactions with nature. We support opportunities to give the next generation of land stewards a place to develop the wisdom and skill to sustain earth’s gifts far into the future.