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Letter: Preserving history for future generations

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

On behalf of the Chesapeake Conservancy, a partner in the effort to create a National Park that includes Werowocomoco, we join you in celebrating the National Park Service’s acquisition of the land, a significant milestone in this endeavor to further interpret the historical significance of the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail.

Our heartfelt thanks go to the Ripley family for seeing to it that this land is both conserved and enjoyed by future generations. We’d also like to thank Governor McAuliffe and Secretary of Natural Resources Molly Ward, The Conservation Fund, and many other partners whose efforts made this possible.

As the lead nonprofit partner of the National Park Service in protection and management of the John Smith Chesapeake Trail, we are proud to have helped in securing the funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund for the permanent protection of Werowocomoco.

As this year marks both the 100th anni...

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