One of the best ways that CFA preserves the forest is through education and more specifically the education of children, the future stewards of the forest.
The Catoctin Forest Alliance Launches Campaign to Restore Catoctin Mountain Park’s Camp Greentop Stable
As Catoctin Mountain Park’s official Friends group, the Catoctin Forest Alliance is partnering with the National Park Service to rebuild and restore the Camp Greentop Stable. It is hoped that the stable will be completed in time for the 2017 League for People with Disabilities summer camping season. A group of skilled craftsmen associated with the Indiana Amish Anabaptist Service Program have volunteered to replace the stable roof and siding. The CFA is seeking benefactors to fund or provide necessary materials. While time is short we are confident that park friends can help make this happen. Read more... Donate!
The Success program brings at risk youth from the Frederick County School system to CMP and CFSP each week during the school year to learn how to use woods tools, perform trail maintenance, learn teamwork and leadership skills.
The Season 101 program brings students to the parks four times a year where they adopt a tree and measure and observe the tree during the whole year, comparing it to their own growth and noting the changes with the seasons. They also learn outdoor skills such and hiking, trail work and camp cooking.
The First Bloom program brought students from the inner city to CMP to plan, plant and document a wild flower garden in front of the Visitor’s Center (need original photo on front cover). The students were part of a nationwide program that included a contest for the best documentation of the experience. The group that came to CMP won first prize.CFA also works with adults to benefit the forest.
Day of Service
Day of Service is a yearly event to maintain and restore areas at Camp Greentop in CMP. The Catoctin Forest Alliance will have their 4th annual “Day of Service” at Camp Greentop in Catoctin Mountain Park on May 14th.
- A CFA scholarship is given each year for an Environmental Studies student in Frederick County.