The Centennial Celebration of Maryland Forestry and State Parks offered us an opportunity to think about future generations and how our environmental stewardship will benefit them. We can also try to envision how they will preserve, protect, enhance and enjoy Maryland’s public lands 100 years from now.
During this 2006-2007 Centennial Year, we prepared a time capsule to be opened in the year 2107. The gifts we choose to send forth to those who will follow will include information and artifacts about the work we do today and our message to those in the future. A century from now, these will be priceless treasures to future generations.
The time capsule is 12 inches wide by 36 inches long. The Centennial Time Capsule, will be placed at Gambrill State Park on July 31, 2007, on the same day Helen Besley Overington, daughter of Maryland's first State Forester, Fred W. Besley, celebrates her 100th birthday.
Final report of the Centennial Committee
Committee’s communication plan
2006 Maryland Park Service Operational Plan
2006 Maryland Park Service Interpretive Plan (Connections)
2006 Maryland Park Service Policy Manual
Contents pertinent to Maryland forestry and parks history to 1956 from American Forests magazine issue of October 1956
Contents of the Centennial Web site
Photographs of most Centennial events
Group photograph of attendees at the annual Maryland park managers meeting held at New Germany State Park, November
2007 Maryland Park Service personnel directory
2006 Maryland Park Service volunteers’ manual
Minutes and proceedings of the Centennial Committee
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