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Assateague celebrates 50 years

(Jan. 22, 2015) Assateague Island National Seashore marks its 50th year this year, rising as it did in 1965 from the narrow strip of land that was rescued from development.
The year-long celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the seashore will include numerous activities and events to commemorate this milestone.  
The Assateague Island Alliance, the friends group of Assateague Island National Seashore, will begin the festivities this Saturday, Jan. 24 at 9 a.m. to welcome Ranger Liz Davis, assistant chief of interpretation, to present plans for the 50th anniversary celebration and to discuss questions about this national park.  
Traditionally a members-only activity, the alliance invites the public to for coffee and conversation with a seashore park ranger.
Visitors will meet at the Assateague Island Environmental Education Center (the former visitor center) at 7206 National Seashore Lane, Berlin.
The alliance is a nonprofit group to benefit Assateague Island National Seashore. It financially supports educational, interpretive, scientific and recreational programs. All funds raised by the alliance are for the direct benefit of Assateague Island National Seashore.  Donations are tax-deductible.   
For more information, call 443-614-3547 at or email