Accomplishments

  • In partnership with the Maryland Environmental Trust and the Maryland Department of Transportation successfully procured easements for more than 3,000 acres in the Antietam area.
  • Promoted and encouraged an agricultural land preservation program in Washington County, Maryland as a step toward scenic preservation
  • Worked with local citizens and elected officials to establish a special zoning category around the Antietam Battlefield.
  • Purchase of endangered properties for resale with protective easements
  • Encourage and assist elected officials on all levels to endorse preservation legislation and issues.
  • Successfully supported a plan for the restoration and preservation of Antietam Battlefield.
  • Sponsored essay contests on historic themes in local schools
  • Created an annual scholar award in honor of author and historian Joseph L. Harsh
  • Contributed to purchases of property at Shepherdstown Ford and Harpes Ferry National Historical Park.