Getting Ready for 2016
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
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The Artist in Residence studio at the the park is in the rehabilitated Rockefeller Horse Shed. It is off the grid with a vertically integrated 230 watt solar photovoltaic system. Read more
In a partnership with the Ottauquechee Health Center and other local organizations, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock, Vermont, welcomed nearly 200 hikers to its first annual Peak to Peak celebration, Saturday October 13, 2012. The partnership with the Health Center promoted outdoor exercise and healthy eating, fulfilling Action #6 of NPS Director Jon Jarvis’s call to action: “Take a Hike and Call Me in the Morning!” Read more
At Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP we produce two types of compost - an organic material we generate from, grass clipping, leaves, and garden waste; and a coarse mulch material we generate from woody material like tree branches, twigs, and coarse shrub waste. Organic compost generated from grass clippings, leaves, and garden waste is used primarily for lawn rejuvenation, reseeding, as a soil additive for all types of planting, and in gardens as a soil additive. Read more
Did You Know?
Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. wrote to George Perkins Marsh in 1857, asking his advice on promoting "free soil" settlement in Texas to challenge the westward expansion of slavery. Strongly anti-slavery, both men would also champion land stewardship and public access to places like Yosemite Valley.