Marks 10th anniversary of volunteer program
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
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
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 email@example.com
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
The State has added 63 acres to its permanently protected rural landscape, eliminating 10 developmental rights in two counties. Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works today approved funding to preserve the land, located in Baltimore and Washington counties. Read more
Save the date ─ The Challenge of Perpetuity, April 23
The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET), the only statewide land trust, is seeking proposals for presentations for the upcoming Maryland Land Conservation Conference on April 23 in Linthicum. This year’s theme is The Challenge of Perpetuity. Read more
The State has added 399 acres to its permanently protected rural landscape, eliminating 19 developmental rights in three counties. Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown and the Board of Public Works today approved funding to preserve the land, located in Frederick, Kent and Washington counties. Read more
The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) worked with 10 landowners last year to protect 1,288 acres of scenic open space, forests and farmland in seven counties across the State. Most of these easements were donated and are held by MET together with a local or regional land trust and will protect the natural, historic and scenic resources on these lands for generations to come.
The total acreage preserved through perpetual conservation easements by county in 2012 was ─ 347 acres in Anne Arundel, 97 acres in Baltimore, 9.6 acres is Dorchester, 143 acres in Frederick, 225 acres in Wicomico, 270 acres in Queen Anne’s, and 196 acres in Talbot. Read more
The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) announces the appointment of Michelle Johnson as its new Land Trust Assistance Coordinator. The Land Trust Assistance Program, one of MET’s core programs, provides technical assistance and support to more than 50 nonprofit land conservation groups focused on preserving scenic open space, forests and farmland in Maryland.
On November 19, the Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) hosted a roundtable luncheon at the Baltimore County Agricultural Center for local and regional land trust representatives and others interested in discussing land conservation issues. This event was the first in a series of quarterly roundtable discussions top be hosted by MET and featured guest speaker, Andy Loza, Director of the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association.
State Satisfies MOU, protecting 3,285 acres since 2009
The State has permanently preserved 167 acres of streamside forests, natural areas and wetlands in Washington and Wicomico counties. Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown and the Board of Public Works approved the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) easement at today’s meeting in Annapolis.