The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) accepted 25 conservation easements last year to protect 2,361 acres of scenic open space, forest and farmland in 15 counties across the State. Most easements were donated to MET in coordination with a local or regional land trust, and will protect the natural, historic and scenic resources on these lands for generations to come. Read more
Recreational projects in Anne Arundel, Cecil, Garrett, Montgomery, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s counties, and Baltimore City, will soon receive funding for upgrades and additions through Program Open Space. Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works approved the projects at today’s meeting in Annapolis. Read more
The body of Thomas Brown, 20 of Churchton, was recovered today in the waters near the Franklin Manor Community Pier in Churchton, Anne Arundel County. Brown went missing on July 22 after attempting to retrieve a friend’s hat that had blown off into the water. Read more
The Severn River headwaters and Saltworks Creek, a tributary of the river, are more accessible to boaters following dredging projects carried out by the Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works and Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Read more
The District of Columbia granted a perpetual conservation easement on 250 acres of heavily wooded, stream valley in Anne Arundel County to the Maryland Environmental Trust (MET), the Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust and the Scenic Rivers Land Trust. The D.C. Department of General Services will manage the land ─ located along the Little Patuxent River within view of Ft. Meade and Route 32 ─ which is part of a larger 827-acre property.
Recreational projects in Allegany and Anne Arundel counties will soon receive funding for necessary upgrades and additions through Program Open Space. Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works approved the projects at today’s meeting in Annapolis.
“Initiatives like Program Open Space exist to ensure that our children and families will have safe and convenient spaces to enjoy,” said Governor O’Malley. “Together, we can work to protect our State’s natural resources for generations to come.” Read more