MET Seeks Presenters for Statewide Land Conservation Conference
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MET Seeks Presenters for Statewide Land Conservation Conference

Save the Date: April 3 & 4

The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) is seeking presenters for its annual Land Conservation Conference, taking place April 3 and 4 in Frederick. MET invites land conservation professionals who have a unique experience or an innovate solution to a current challenge to host a workshop.

Past workshops and session themes include capacity building, agriculture and working lands, large landscape conservation, partnership opportunities, advocacy, policy and land trust accreditations. Proposal applications are available here and are due via email or standard mail by December 16, 2013.

The Maryland Land Conservation Conference is geared toward members within the land conservation community, including land trust staff and board members, watershed associations, planners and elected officials. Online registration will be available here in early 2014.

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

For information on the conference, sponsorship opportunities or to exhibit, please contact MET’s Land Trust Assistance Coordinator, Michelle Grafton at or 410-533-4627.

The Maryland Environmental Trust was established in 1967 by the Maryland General Assembly as a charitable organization and now serves as the statewide land trust. MET currently holds 1050 easements totaling over 129,000 acres in Maryland. Governed by a citizen board of trustees, MET is affiliated with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and promotes the permanent protection of land through its Conservation Easement, Stewardship and Land Trust Assistance Programs. For more information, visit the website