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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 »

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 »

23
Jan

MET Permanently Protects 211 Acres in Southern Maryland in 2013

Permanently protected woodlands in McIntosh Run watershed

Permanently protected woodlands in McIntosh Run watershed

The Maryland Environmental Trust accepted three conservation easements in 2013 that will permanently protect 211 total acres of important woodland, and scenic views along public roads, in St. Mary’s and Charles counties.  

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22
Nov

MET Presents Land Trust Workshop on Board Excellence

Registration deadline November 29

When: Monday, December 9, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore; 1324 Belmont Avenue, Suite 401, Salisbury
Who: Land trust staff, reps, those interested in land conservation
Cost: Free
RSVP: Michelle Grafton at mgrafton@dnr.state.md.us
 

Professional trainer and consultant, Peter Lane of the Institute for Conservation Leadership will lead a three hour workshop, Your Board at Its Best: Cultivating Board Excellence, especially designed for land trust volunteers, staff and board members. Read more »

21
Nov

MET Seeks Presenters for Statewide Land Conservation Conference

Save the Date: April 3 & 4

The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) is seeking presenters for its annual Land Conservation Conference, taking place April 3 and 4 in Frederick. MET invites land conservation professionals who have a unique experience or an innovate solution to a current challenge to host a workshop. Read more »