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MET Seeks Presenters for Statewide Land Conservation Conference

Save the date ─ The Challenge of Perpetuity, April 23

Keynote Speaker Peter Forbes, Senior Advisor and cofounder of the Center for Whole Communities in Vermont

Keynote Speaker Peter Forbes, Cofounder of the Center for Whole Communities in Vermont

The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET), the only statewide land trust, is seeking proposals for presentations for the upcoming Maryland Land Conservation Conference on April 23 in Linthicum. This year’s theme is The Challenge of Perpetuity.

MET invites knowledgeable members of the land conservation community who have a unique experience, or an innovate solution to a current conservation challenge, to present at the conference. Possible topics include climate change, monitoring and stewardship, fundraising and organizational development. Proposal applications are available here and are due via email or standard mail by February 18.

The event’s keynote speaker will be Peter Forbes, senior advisor and cofounder of the Center for Whole Communities in Vermont. Forbes is a nationally recognized advocate of a new brand of community-based conservation, where the health of the people and the health of the land are viewed as equal. He has given more than 100 keynote addresses on the subject. Forbes will also lead a workshop during the conference for participants who want delve deeper into the issues facing today’s land conservationists.

The Maryland Land Conservation Conference is the only statewide land conference and training workshop of its kind in Maryland. Now in its 13th year, the annual event provides a variety of educational workshops for volunteers, staff and board members of land trusts, and conservation organizations.

For a workshop proposal application, sponsorship information or to exhibit, citizens may contact MET Land Trust Assistance Coordinator, Michelle Johnson at or 410-514-7908.

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