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Posts tagged ‘Conservation Easement’

26
Mar

The Maryland Environmental Trust Protects Land and Views Near Mount Vernon

Fields and forest on easement property

Fields and forest on easement property

The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) has partnered with the Conservancy for Charles County and the Mount Vernon Ladies Association of the Union to protect 65 acres on Bryans Road through a conservation easement. The donation will prevent development and permanently protect the flora and fauna on the property, which is located within the viewshed of Mount Vernon, George Washington’s historic estate along the Potomac River. Read more »

24
Feb

Maryland Environmental Trust Protects 2,361 acres in 2013

Protected property along Slaughter Creek, Dorchester County

Protected property along Slaughter Creek, Dorchester County

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 »

27
Jan

MET Permanently Protects 36 Acres in Western Maryland in 2013

Permanently protected forest land in Garrett County

Permanently protected forest land in Garrett County

The Maryland Environmental Trust accepted three conservation easements in 2013 that will permanently protect 36 total acres of important forestland, wildlife habitat, and scenic views, in Garrett, Washington and Frederick counties. Read more »

23
Jan

MET Permanently Protects 211 Acres in Southern Maryland in 2013

Permanently protected woodlands in McIntosh Run watershed

Permanently protected woodlands in McIntosh Run watershed

The Maryland Environmental Trust accepted three conservation easements in 2013 that will permanently protect 211 total acres of important woodland, and scenic views along public roads, in St. Mary’s and Charles counties.  

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9
Jan

Rural Legacy Program Preserves Land in Baltimore County

Gorgeous scenic view of a barn in a vast field with the sun setting in the backgournd

Mountain Road Barn by Jason Germeroth

The State has added 85 acres to its permanently protected rural landscape and eliminated three developmental rights in Baltimore County. Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works yesterday approved funding to preserve the land located in the Piney Run Rural Legacy Area. Read more »

22
Oct

MET Protects Kent County Farm along the Chesapeake Country National Scenic Byway

Photo of the Easement The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) and the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy have permanently protected 160 acres of farmland along the Chesapeake Country National Scenic Byway from development through a conservation easement. MET works with local land trusts and property owners to safeguard the beautiful, priority lands that surround Maryland’s network of scenic byways. Read more »

14
Aug

Southern Maryland Landowners Invited to Conservation Workshop

When: Tuesday, September 3, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: 15035 Burnt Store Road, Hughesville
Who: Landowners of Southern Maryland
Cost: Free
RSVP: Greg Bowen at gbowen@smadc.com or 301-274-1922 ext. 1
 

The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) and the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission invite those who want to protect land in Southern Maryland to join them for a workshop. Read more »

12
Aug

Easement Preserves 95 Acres in Anne Arundel County

Owner of Colony Cove, LLC, S. Hamilton Chaney Stands in front of the 95-acre easement

Owner of Colony Cove, LLC, S. Hamilton Chaney stands in front of the 95-acre easement

More than 673 contiguous acres now permanently protected

A conservation easement has forever protected approximately 95 acres of critical habitat along a tributary of Herring Bay in southern Anne Arundel County. This area is home to vast woodlands and wetlands that provide habitat for a variety of rare birds, as well as beautiful views along the Roots and Tides Scenic Byway. Read more »

5
Jul

Agencies Meet to Protect Maryland Scenic Byways

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway

Maryland heritage area and byway managers, planners, and land trust members met to develop efforts to protect and preserve the State’s scenic byways at a workshop last week in Crownsville. Representatives with Maryland’s Environmental Trust, State Highway Administration and Department of Planning, along with the National Park Service, discussed new monitoring tools and best practices for these scenic, and often historically significant, roads. Read more »

18
Apr

MET Permanently Protects Scenic Farm along Tubman Byway

Permanently Protected Farmland in Dorchester County

The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) and the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy have permanently protected 226 acres of farmland along the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway from development through a conservation easement. Read more »