150-Acre Easement Includes Waterfront A Somerset County couple recently donated a conservation easement that permanently protects more than 150 acres, including a mile of waterfront property along the Big Annemessex River.
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Maryland Environmental Trust Fund to Help Spur Interest in Land Conservation A memorial fund has been established to honor the late John E. Hutson, who passed away last year after a six-year battle with cancer. Hutson served 23 years with the Maryland Environmental Trust, where he was responsible for negotiating, drafting and processing easements that conserved 43,500 acres Read the Rest…
Easement Protects Open Space and Waterfowl Habitat on the Lower Eastern Shore A new conservation easement of more than 200 acres will permanently protect important farmland and wildlife habitat in Oriole. Property owner Kevin Barr donated the tract to the Maryland Environmental Trust to safeguard its scenic open space and wetlands.
The Maryland Environmental Trust is seeking nominations for Maryland land trusts and individuals that have demonstrated innovative and outstanding work in land conservation. These recognitions are given annually through the trust’s Janice Hollmann Grants and the Aileen Hughes Award.
Highest State Investment for Chesapeake Bay Trust Fund Governor Hogan today announced an investment of $53 million for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund and $60 million over two years for land acquisition and preservation programs. This marks the first time in state history that revenue dedicated for Chesapeake Bay restoration was not Read the Rest…
The Maryland Environmental Trust has conserved a 446-acre agricultural and woodland tract along the Wetipquin Creek near Quantico in Wicomico County. The owner of the property, Donald C. Graham, chose to work with the trust to permanently protect this ecologically and historically significant site.
A 73-acre woodland tract near Fort Washington has been permanently protected under a conservation easement between The Conservancy of Broad Creek and Maryland Environmental Trust. The Conservancy gifted the easement to the Trust to ensure it will remain untouched for future generations, helping protect the region’s rich history and beautiful lands.
The Maryland Environmental Trust praises a bipartisan congressional vote that makes permanent a federal tax incentive supporting land conservation.
A new conservation easement permanently protected 62 acres of important farmland in Kennedyville from development. The Fry Gifford family gifted the conservation easement on St. Brigid’s Farm to the Maryland Environmental Trust and the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy.
Maryland Environmental Trust Conserves 30 Acres A new conservation easement totaling 30.2 acres will permanently protect important farmland in Westover, located in Somerset County. Landowner Frederick Howard donated the easement to the Maryland Environmental Trust to safeguard its resources and his family’s legacy.