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Maryland Environmental Trust Celebrates Anniversary

Governor Larry Hogan Honors Conservationists at Government House More than 100 guests attended a reception Oct. 12 at the Government House in Annapolis to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Maryland Environmental Trust and honor landowners who have voluntarily and permanently preserved their land. Governor Larry Hogan, along with Maryland Department of Natural Resources Secretary  Read the Rest…


Keep Maryland Beautiful Grant Applications Now Being Accepted

More than $200,000 Available for Initiatives Throughout Maryland The Maryland Environmental Trust is now accepting applications for funding through Keep Maryland Beautiful, comprising five grants designed to help volunteer and nonprofit groups, communities and land trusts support environmental education projects, litter removal, citizen stewardship and solve natural resource issues in urban and rural areas. Applications  Read the Rest…


Keep Maryland Beautiful Program Awards $160,000 in Grants

49 Recipients Get Funds for Local Cleanup and Conservation Activities The Maryland Environmental Trust has awarded 49 Keep Maryland Beautiful grants totaling over $160,000 to municipalities, nonprofits and schools for beautification projects, community cleanup activities and environmental education programs throughout the state. Nineteen counties and Baltimore City received the grants, an annual program funded by the Maryland Environmental Trust, Maryland Department  Read the Rest…



Maryland Land Conservation Conference Set for June 8

Focus on Role of Land Trusts in Meeting Shared Conservation Challenges and Goals The annual Maryland Land Conservation Conference will bring together land trusts, conservancies, local and state governments, heritage organizations, members of the agricultural community and other partners for a comprehensive discussion about the future of land conservation in our region. The conference will  Read the Rest…




Memorial Fund to Honor Maryland Preservationist John Hutson

Maryland Environmental Trust Fund to Help Spur Interest in Land Conservation A memorial fund has been established to honor the late John E. Hutson, who passed away last year after a six-year battle with cancer. Hutson served 23 years with the Maryland Environmental Trust, where he was responsible for negotiating, drafting and processing easements that conserved 43,500 acres  Read the Rest…


200-Acre Historic Farm Conserved in Somerset County

Easement Protects Open Space and Waterfowl Habitat on the Lower Eastern Shore A new conservation easement of more than 200 acres will permanently protect important farmland and wildlife habitat in Oriole. Property owner Kevin Barr donated the tract to the Maryland Environmental Trust to safeguard its scenic open space and wetlands.


Scenic Farm Conserved in Baltimore County

Permanent Easement Protects 97 Acres of Agricultural and Forested Lands The Maryland Environmental Trust has helped a longtime landowner permanently conserve a 97-acre farm near Parkton in Baltimore County. Property owner Susan Glick recently gifted a conservation easement covering the tract, which was originally purchased in 1976 along with her late husband and another couple.


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AccessDNR October 2017
The October 2017 edition of a monthly video newsletter hosted by Anna Lucente-Hoffmann.


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