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Maryland Land Conservation Conference Accepting Registrants

Keynote Speaker DNR Secretary Joe Gill

Keynote Speaker DNR Secretary Joe Gill

When: April 3 & 4

Where: Claggett Center, 3035 Buckeystown Pike, Adamstown (Frederick County)
Contact: 410-533-4627
Who: Open to the Public
Cost: $68/day or $135/both days
Special rates available if booked by March 14

This year’s Maryland Land Conservation Conference will address the many challenges facing land conservationists throughout the State and will feature keynote speaker DNR Secretary Joe Gill. Bigger and better than ever, this two-day event will include educational workshops, field trips, peer-to-peer networking opportunities and an evening reception. 

“I look forward to speaking to − and learning from − Maryland’s conservation professionals,” said Secretary Gill. “No two experiences are alike when it comes to protecting our State’s natural resources. In this avenue of work we rely on partnerships with landowners, planners, local trusts and community leaders to reach our goals.”

With an impressive lineup of speakers from across the Chesapeake Bay region, this year’s event will delve into a variety of topics including building new partnerships, marketing and fundraising strategies, engaging landowners, smart targeting for conservation areas, large landscape conservation, managing working lands, urban land conservation successes, water quality, new trends and emerging issues.

The annual event unites land trust volunteers, staff and board members, as well as conservation organizations, environmental advocates, elected officials and planners from federal, state and local governments. Participants will share their experiences and exchange ideas through a series of lively, open discussions.

To register and for more information, visit

Now in its 14th year, the seminar is the only statewide land conference and training workshop of its kind in Maryland. For more information on sponsorships or exhibiting at the event, contact Michelle Grafton at 410-533-4627 or