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Program celebrates ‘eighth wonder’ Assateague Island

(Feb. 19, 2015) Assateague Island Alliance, the friends group of Assateague Island National Seashore, is presenting “The Eighth Wonder of the World – Assateague,” an informative program to celebrate the significance of Assateague Island National Seashore on Feb. 21, starting with coffee and refreshments at 10:30 a.m.  
Presentations will begin at 11 a.m. and includes a “State of the Park” address with Deborah Darden, park superintendent. For the first time ever, AIA welcomes keynote speaker, Mark Hendricks, to illustrate the visual story of the unique importance of Assateague through his photography.
Meet at the Assateague Island Visitor Center, located at 11800 Marsh View Lane, Berlin, Md. 21811.
In 1965, Assateague Island National Seashore was created and the narrow strip of land was rescued from development plans and turned into the National Park we know today. The year-long celebration of the 50th Anniversary of ASIS will include many activities and events to commemorate this milestone.
The Assateague Island Alliance, a 501-c3 organization, is a Friends Group to benefit Assateague Island National Seashore. AIA financially supports educational, interpretive, scientific and recreational programs. All funds raised by AIA are for the direct benefit of Assateague Island National Seashore. Donations are tax-deductible.  
For more information, call 443-614-3547 or email