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18
Jun

Governor O’Malley Recognizes Landowners for Protecting Scenic and Natural Areas

Governor O'Malley presenting a Governor's citation to Commissioner Robert Simmons for the Queen Anne's County easement donation.

Queen Anne’s County Commissioner Robert Simmons receives Governor’s Citation for an easement donation

Governor Martin O’Malley and the Maryland Environmental Trust (MET)  hosted more than 100 guests at a reception last night at the Government House in Annapolis to honor land donors and recognize volunteers. Governor O’Malley recognized 30 landowners from across the State for their private land donations to MET, from November 2012 through today. These conservation easements have permanently protected 3,260 acres of scenic, historic, cultural and environmentally-sensitive lands from development. Read more »

10
Jun

Keep Maryland Beautiful Grants Awarded to 21 Schools and Organizations across the State

A past Keep Maryland Beautiful award given to the Newborn Holistic Ministries Jubilee Arts Program for a Meditation Garden in Baltimore.

A past KMB award given to the Newborn Holistic Ministries Jubilee Arts Program for a Meditation Garden in Baltimore.

The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) awarded a total of $9,000 to 21 community groups and schools across the State to restore streamside habitats, create community gardens and educate citizens about the environment as part of the Keep Maryland Beautiful program.  

“MET is pleased to provide financial assistance to schools and nonprofit groups to promote environmental education and projects that enhance and maintain the environment,” said MET Director Elizabeth Buxton. “Keep Maryland Beautiful is the oldest program administered by MET and is funded by the Maryland State Highway Administration and through private contributions.” Read more »

15
May

Join MET to Keep Solomons Island Road Litter-Free!

MET staff and volunteers help protect the environment and keeps scenic byways beautiful

MET staff and volunteers help keep the scenic byway beautiful

When: Thursday, June 12 from 10 to 11 a.m.
Where: Tracys Landing Park & Ride
Who:  Open to the Public
Contact: 410-514-7905
 

The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) invites volunteers to help beautify a portion of Solomons Island Road in southern Anne Arundel County in an upcoming Adopt a Highway clean-up. MET “adopted” the nearly one-mile stretch of scenic byway last year and has pledged to keep it litter-free.  Read more »

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 »

26
Mar

The Maryland Environmental Trust Protects Land and Views Near Mount Vernon

Fields and forest on easement property

Fields and forest on easement property

The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) has partnered with the Conservancy for Charles County and the Mount Vernon Ladies Association of the Union to protect 65 acres on Bryans Road through a conservation easement. The donation will prevent development and permanently protect the flora and fauna on the property, which is located within the viewshed of Mount Vernon, George Washington’s historic estate along the Potomac River. Read more »

12
Mar

Maryland Land Conservation Conference Accepting Registrants

Keynote Speaker DNR Secretary Joe Gill

Keynote Speaker DNR Secretary Joe Gill


When: April 3 & 4
Where: Claggett Center, 3035 Buckeystown Pike, Adamstown (Frederick County)
Contact: 410-533-4627
Who: Open to the Public
Cost: $68/day or $135/both days
Special rates available if booked by March 14
 

This year’s Maryland Land Conservation Conference will address the many challenges facing land conservationists throughout the State and will feature keynote speaker DNR Secretary Joe Gill. Bigger and better than ever, this two-day event will include educational workshops, field trips, peer-to-peer networking opportunities and an evening reception.  Read more »

28
Feb

Call for Volunteers: Clean-Up Along Solomons Island Road

MET staffer picking up litter on a sunny day, which helps protect the environment and keeps scenic byways beautiful

MET staff helps protect the environment and keeps scenic byways beautiful


When: Thursday, March 20 from 10 to 11 a.m.
Where: Tracys Landing Park & Ride
Who:  Open to the Public
Contact: 410-514-7905
 

The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) invites volunteers to help beautify a portion of Solomons Island Road in southern Anne Arundel County in an upcoming Adopt a Highway clean-up. MET “adopted” the nearly one-mile stretch of scenic byway last year and has pledged to keep it litter-free.   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 »

4
Feb

Keep Maryland Beautiful Grants Available for Schools and Environmental Groups

Students from the Greenmount School harvesting sunflower seeds to use for birdseed. The plants grew in garden beds funded by Keep Maryland Beautiful.

Application Deadline March 31

The Maryland Environmental Trust is now accepting applications for grants through the Keep Maryland Beautiful program to help schools, volunteer-based nonprofit groups and communities develop environmental education projects and solve natural resource issues. 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 »