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Open Space and Forestland Conserved in Baltimore County

Landowners Donate Easement near Historic District

Photo of wooded property in northern Baltimore County

The Maryland Environmental Trust, a unit of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, has partnered with The Manor Conservancy to permanently protected 12 acres in Baltimore County.

Landowners John and Renae Olver donated a conservation easement to protect open space and forestland in the historic My Lady’s Manor area. 

“Maryland is grateful for the generosity demonstrated by the Olvers,” Maryland Environmental Trust Director Bill Leahy said. “Moreover, we commend the dedication and commitment of The Manor Conservancy to support and guide the Olvers and others in their community to continue to find creative ways to maintain this historic landscape for future generations.”

The Manor Conservancy is a conservation land trust that works to preserve the predominantly rural character of northern Baltimore and Harford counties.

“John and I are grateful to be able to make this conservation easement donation with the support of the Maryland Environmental Trust and Manor Conservancy,” Renae Olver said. “We have always loved the beauty and natural diversity of the area. We’ve come to recognize the value in permanently protecting it, in support of the green infrastructure, clean drinking water and to safeguard it from future development. It is our hope that more landowners will feel the same and support these worthy organizations and preservation programs.”