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19
Mar

Rural Legacy Program Preserves Land in Washington County

The Rural Legacy Program continues to protect beautiful farmlands statewide. Photo by Frank Tiralla III.

The Rural Legacy Program continues to protect beautiful farmlands statewide. Photo by Frank Tiralla III.

The State has added more than 200 acres to its permanently protected rural landscape, eliminating nine developmental rights in Washington County. Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works approved the funding at today’s meeting in Annapolis. 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 »

19
Feb

Recreation Areas in Montgomery and Washington Counties to See Enhancements

New, brightly colored playgroundRecreation areas in Montgomery and Washington counties will soon receive funding for upgrades 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 »

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 »

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 »

18
Sep

Rural Legacy Program Preserves Land in Harford County

scenic farmThe State has added 176 acres to its permanently protected rural landscape and eliminated 15 developmental rights in Harford County. Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works today approved funding to preserve the land locate in the Deer Creek Rural Legacy Area. Read more »

4
Sep

MET Invites Land Trusts to Roundtable on Managing Databases

MET Sign 3When: Tuesday, September 24, from 12:30 to 4 p.m.
Where: Joe Macknis Memorial Conference Room, Chesapeake Bay Program Offices, 410 Severn Avenue, Annapolis
Who: Land trust staff and reps, those interested in land conservation
Cost: Free
RSVP: Michelle Grafton at mgrafton@dnr.state.md.us
 

Land trusts of today are often required to manage an abundance of information for their conservation easement portfolio and organization. An efficient and reliable database that manages a wide range of information is an essential tool for every trust. Read more »

7
May

MET Recognizes Volunteers at Annual Appreciation Event

Marks 10th anniversary of volunteer program

MET Board of Trustees, staff and volunteers at Boordy Vineyard

MET Board of Trustees, staff and volunteers at Boordy Vineyard

The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) volunteer program celebrated a decade of dedicated service and commitment to land stewardship at its annual appreciation event, held May 2 at historic Boordy Vineyards in Baltimore County. More than 30 staff, board and volunteer members enjoyed the festivities, which included lunch, wine tastings and a special tour of the vineyard, a property permanently protected by an MET easement. Read more »

30
Apr

Maryland Land Conservation Conference a Success

MET Director Elizabeth Buxton, Keynote Speaker Peter Forbes, and MET Board Vice-Chairman Jim Constable

MET Director Elizabeth Buxton, Keynote Speaker Peter Forbes and MET Board Vice-Chairman Jim Constable

The Maryland Environmental Trust’s (MET) 13th annual statewide Land Conservation Conference, The Challenge of Perpetuity, lent itself to great dialogue and informative workshops, providing guests with opportunities to exchange ideas and solutions regarding the challenges of land conservation. More than 140 people from 80 land conservation organizations across the Chesapeake Bay region convened on April 23, at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights, for the daylong training and networking event.   Read more »

28
Mar

MET to Host Statewide Land Conservation Conference

Keynote Speaker Peter Forbes

Who: Open to the Public

When: Tuesday, April 23 from 10 to 6 p.m.

Where: The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, 692 Maritime Blvd., Linthicum Heights (Anne Arundel County)

Contact: Michelle Johnson at mjohnson@dnr.state.md.us

Cost: Early registration, $45; after April 7, $60  

This year’s Maryland Land Conservation Conference, The Challenge of Perpetuity, will address the many challenges facing land conservationists throughout the State. Peter Forbes, writer, photographer, farmer, conservationist and highly-acclaimed inspirational speaker, will provide the keynote address and a follow up workshop. Read more »