October 29, 2013
Star-Spangled Banner Trail Advisory Council Appointed
The National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Office announces the appointment of 23 members to the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail Advisory Council.Members of the Council, appointed by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, will consult with the Secretary and the National Park Service on matters related to the trail, including trail development, public access, recreation opportunities, and educational programs along the trail route.
September 24, 2013
Advisory Councils Will Meet on October 7
Advisory Councils for the John Smith Trail and the Star-Spangled Banner Trail will meet together on October 7, 2013 in Washington, DC.
August 20, 2013
Captain John Smith Trail Advisory Council Appointed
The National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Office announced the appointment of 26 members to the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Advisory Council. Members of the Council, appointed by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, will consult with the Secretary and the National Park Service on matters related to trail management, public access, recreation opportunities, and natural and cultural resource conservation along the trail route.
August 14, 2013
Superintendent Selected for NPS Chesapeake Bay
The National Park Service Northeast Regional Office has selected Charles E. "Chuck" Hunt as the new superintendent of the NPS Chesapeake Bay office.
June 25, 2013
Significant John Smith Trail Site Now Preserved
On Friday, June 21, 2013, nearly 300 people gathered to celebrate the protection of Werowocomoco, the principal residence of the secular and spiritual Indian leader Powhatan when Jamestown was settled in 1607.
February 01, 2013
Star-Spangled History & Travel Guide Receives Award
The book In Full Glory Reflected: Discovering the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake was recognized yesterday with an award by the Maryland Historical Trust. The book serves as the history and travel guide to the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail.
January 30, 2013
Public Access Plan Released
11,684 miles of tidal shoreline around the Chesapeake Bay and rivers, and only 770 places for the public to access it. NPS convenes partners, stakeholders, and citizens to recommend improvements and publish a plan.
July 30, 2012
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail Ready for Visitors
On July 30, 2012, the National Park Service officially launched the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail in a ceremony recognizing the hard work of partners from all nine regions of the trail.
July 24, 2012
Chesapeake Bay Draft Public Access Plan Available
The draft public access plan for the Chesapeake Bay watershed is available for review and represents a collaborative effort of federal, state, non-profit organizations, and citizen input.
May 17, 2012
Secretary Salazar Designates Connecting Components to the John Smith Trail
Four historic connecting components to the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail were designated by DOI Secretary Salazar. Trail partners gathered at Sandy Point State Park in Maryland for the signing ceremony.