PUBLIC LAW 87-362-OCT. 4, 1961
Public Law 87-362 October 4, 1961 [H. J. R e s. 459]
Prince Georges and Charles Count i e s, Md. Preservation of certain lands.
Donations lands. Acceptance.
JOINT RESOLUTION To provide for the preservation and protection of certain lands in Prince Georges and Charles Counties, Maryland, and for other purposes.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in order to preserve for the benefit of present and future generations the historic and scenic values, the unusual cultural, scientific, and recreational values, and the present open and wooded character of certain lands situated along the Potomac Kiver in Prince Georges and Charles Counties, Maryland, and in order to preserve lands which provide the principal overview from the Mount Vernon Estate and Fort Washington, m a manner that will insure, insofar as practicable, the natural beauty of such lands as it existed at the time of the construction and active use of Mount Vernon Mansion and Fort Washington, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to acquire and administer lands and interests therein, in the manner hereinafter provided. SEC. 2. (a) The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to accept donations of lands or interests therein located in Prince Georges and Charles Counties, Maryland, in the vicinity of Piscataway Creek, held by the AccoKeek Foundation or other foundations or organizations for public use. (b^ When the Secretary receives a commitment, subject to such conditions as shall be agreeable to the Secretary of the Interior and the potential donor or donors, in accordance with which commitment the property referred to in subsection (a) will be donated to the United States for purposes of this Act, he is authorized to acquire by such means as he finds are in the public interest other land and interests in land lying generally within the area identified as follows: Beginning at a point on the shoreline of the Potomac River at the intersection of the northerly right-of-way line of Maryland State Route 227 in Charles County, Maryland; thence following the Maryland shoreline of said river in a northeasterly direction to the confluence of Piscataway Creek in Prince Georges County, Maryland; thence following the shoreline from Mockley Point and proceeding in a generally easterly direction along the south shore of Piscataway Creek to a point 250 feet to the west of the point where the westerly right-of-way line of Farmington Creek Road intersects the shoreline of Piscataway Creek; thence southeasterly along said line approximately 250 feet west of Farmington Creek Road approximately 800 feet; thence westerly generally following the 50-foot contour line to the southeasterly corner of the property of the Accokeek Foundation; thence westerly along said boundary approximately 1,600 feet; thence southerly with said boundary line approximately 1,800 feet; thence northwesterly on said line approximately 2,200 feet; thence westerly along said line approximately 800 feet; thence generally westerly with the 50-foot contour line to the north side of a private road on the Alice Ferguson Foundation property; thence in a westerly direction along north side of said road to the southeasterly corner of Moyaone Association land; thence with the boundary line of the Moyaone Association land approximately 900 feet northwesterly; thence with that line approximately 800 feet westerly; thence with that line approximately 500 feet southeasterly to its intersection with the right-ofway of Bryan's Point Road; thence generally westerly with the