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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

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 »


MET Hosts Land Trust Roundtable, The Challenge of Capacity

MET Sign 3Who: Land trust staff, board members, volunteers; Others interested in land conservation

What: Latest in a series of MET Roundtables

When: Thursday, March 14 from 12 to 2 p.m.

Where: Boordy Vineyards, 12820 Long Green Pike, Hydes (Baltimore County)

Contact: Michelle Johnson at

Cost: Free

 The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) is hosting an informal roundtable discussion on the capacity and long term survival of small land trusts. Read more »


MET Seeks Presenters for Statewide Land Conservation Conference

Save the date ─ The Challenge of Perpetuity, April 23

Keynote Speaker Peter Forbes, Senior Advisor and cofounder of the Center for Whole Communities in Vermont

Keynote Speaker Peter Forbes, Cofounder of the Center for Whole Communities in Vermont

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 »


MET Protects 1,288 acres in 2012

Stanley Easement in Talbot County

Stanley Easement in Talbot County

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 »


MET Names New Land Trust Assistance Coordinator

Michelle Johnson, MET's new Land Trust Assistance Coordinator

Michelle Johnson, MET’s new Land Trust Assistance Coordinator

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.

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MET Hosts Meeting for Maryland Land Trusts

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.

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