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Posts tagged ‘land preservation’

13
Aug

Maryland Adds 356 Acres to Rural Legacy Areas in Somerset and Worcester Counties

Barns at Sunset by John Cardamone

Barns at Sunset by John Cardamone

The State permanently preserved 356 acres of woodland and farmland, eliminating 19 developmental rights through the Rural Legacy Program. Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works approved funding for the two easements in the Dividing Creek Rural Legacy area at today’s meeting in Annapolis. Read more »

28
May

Maryland Adds 260 Acres to Rural Legacy Areas in Dorchester County

Farmland The State today permanently preserved approximately 260 acres of rural land, eliminating 28 developmental rights, in Dorchester County through the Rural Legacy Program. Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works approved funding for the easement on the Wilson property at today’s meeting in Annapolis.

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16
Apr

The Maryland Environmental Trust Awards $27,000 in Grants

DNR Secretary Joe Gill giving the event's Keynote Speech

DNR Secretary Joe Gill giving the event’s Keynote Speech

2014 Maryland Land Conservation Conference Sees Record Attendance

As part of its annual awards, the Maryland Environmental Trust granted a total of $27,000 to land preservation groups statewide. MET announced the award and grant winners to a record number of guests during the 14th annual Maryland Land Conservation Conference, held April 3 and 4 at the Claggett Center in Adamstown. Read more »

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 »