Does a stroll over a nationally recognized historic center to view wildlife and birds appeal to you?
Well, here’s your chance. Evergreen Heritage Center—more about it later—is conducting a workshop to explore wildlife and birds on Saturday July 14th from 1pm to 4pm. At this event— sponsored by the American Tree Farm System and its partners—learn how to identify and attract game and non-game species to your property; learn how these species interact.
Noted speakers include Tom Mathews, Jim Mullan, and Kevin Dodge.
Tom Mathews is a famous Habitat Biologist with great knowledge about the Appalachian area. He is also Contractor for The Wildlife Management Institute. To view some of his work online for the Appalachian Mountains Young Forest Initiative, go to http://www.naturalresources.umd.edu/
Jim Mullan, at a recent Maryland Woodland Stewards Training Workshop, created a visual program entitled Principles of Wildlife Ecology and Management. It can be viewed online at
Professor Kevin Dodge is an award winning educator. His work in teaching the community about the natural world and expanding their appreciation and understanding was the basis of the award. The award—the Richard A. Johnson Environmental Education Award—is presented by the University of Maryland.
This program promises to be outstanding with excellent leadership. The location is certainly ideal—the Evergreen Heritage Center. Not only has the Evergreen Heritage Center participated in the environmental education of over 300 college students in the past year. It has also opened the door to the past most effectively.
The Evergreen Heritage Center rests on property that got its name when Winfield Scott Trimble planted thirteen species of evergreen trees there and named the location Evergreen. Trimble also renovated and added to his house in the late 1800's. This work was completed on the structure built one hundred years earlier in the 1700's. Parts of the present day structure are still in place where constructed at that early date.
The barn on the property, built at the same time the house was built in the 1700's remains virtually the same way it stood back then. These buildings and other structures are located in a woodland area on Federal hill in western Allegany County, Maryland. The region abounds in wildlife.
The speakers are well acquainted with Evergreen Heritage Center. They have presented a variety of programs there in the past. They are looking forward with pleasure to the July 14, 2012 presentation, as are many previous visitors. If you can manage your time for it, you also will fondly anticipate future meetings in this fabulous historic location.
To register for this and other upcoming Evergreen Historic Center events, visit the www.evergreenheritagecenter.org or call 301-687-0664. Although there is no registration fee, attendance is limited. Don’t be left out. P lease register in advance.
The historic Evergreen Museum and Barn will also be open for tours the afternoon of the workshop for a requested donation of $5/person.
Contact: Janice Keene
Evergreen Heritage Center
15603 Trimble Road
Mount Savage, Maryland 21545