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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.


Maryland Department of Natural Resources App Receives Top Honors

App Provides All the Information and Services Outdoor Enthusiasts Need on the Go The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is pleased to be among the winners recently announced in the 2016 MarCom Awards competition. The department’s AccessDNR mobile app was awarded the Platinum MarCom Award, the competition’s highest honor, in the “App for Information” category.


Board of Public Works Approves Rural Legacy Program Grants

Enhanced Funding Helps Preserve and Protect 4,615 Acres The Board of Public Works unanimously adopted a Maryland Department of Natural Resources recommendation today to approve 15 Rural Legacy Program grants, totaling $17,663,385, to permanently preserve approximately 4,615 acres of working farms, forests and open space across the state, from Garrett to Wicomico County.


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


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