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Maryland Land Trusts to Pilot New Technology for Conservation Monitoring

Maryland Environmental Trust, Lower Shore Land Trust Receive Grant The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) and  Lower Shore Land Trust, Inc. (LSLT) were jointly awarded a grant from the Land Trust Alliance and The Nature Conservancy-California to pilot state-of-the-art technology for monitoring land conservation easements. This grant will allow LSLT and MET to use a new  Read the Rest…


2021 Keep Maryland Beautiful Grants Total $312,500

Grants Supports Communities, Projects and Schools The State of Maryland and the Forever Maryland Foundation are proud to announce that 91 Keep Maryland Beautiful grants totaling $312,500 have been awarded toward environmental education, community cleanup, and beautification projects through the Keep Maryland Beautiful program. These annual grants are funded by Maryland Environmental Trust, a unit of the Maryland  Read the Rest…



Applications Open for 2021 Keep Maryland Beautiful Grants

$312,500 Available for Community Beautification, Greening, and Environmental Initiatives The State of Maryland in partnership with the Forever Maryland Foundation is now accepting applications for the annual Keep Maryland Beautiful grants program. Four different grants are being offered to help volunteer and nonprofit groups, communities, and land trusts support environmental education projects, litter removal, citizen  Read the Rest…


Forever Maryland Foundation Launched

New Nonprofit Created to Advance Land Conservation  Forever Maryland Foundation and Maryland Environmental Trust, a unit of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, jointly announce the launch of a new statewide venture in land conservation. Forever Maryland has been created to undertake a bold agenda to meet the need for a nongovernmental organization with a  Read the Rest…


Applications Open for 2020 Keep Maryland Beautiful Grants

$200,000 Available for Community Beautification, Greening, and Environmental Initiatives The Maryland Environmental Trust, a unit of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, is now accepting applications for the Keep Maryland Beautiful grants program. Four different grants are being offered to help volunteer and nonprofit groups, communities, and land trusts support environmental education projects, litter removal,  Read the Rest…


Unique Urban Farm Property in Montgomery County Protected

Conservation Easement Preserves Green Space Maryland Environmental Trust, a unit of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, partnered with the Charles Koiner Center for Urban Farming Inc. to complete a conservation easement protecting green space in downtown Silver Spring. The one-acre property is home to Koiner Farm, an urban agricultural and educational enterprise.  Maryland Environmental  Read the Rest…


Maryland Environmental Trust Hosts Annual Conference and Symposium

Regular Registration Ends April 22 The  2019 Maryland Land Conservation Conference will be held May 16-17 at the Maritime Conference Center, 692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum. This annual event brings together land trusts, conservancies, local and state government agencies, heritage organizations, members of the agricultural community and other partners for a comprehensive discussion about the future  Read the Rest…



2019 Keep Maryland Beautiful Grants Total $215,505

Grants Supports Communities, Projects and Schools Maryland Environmental Trust (MET), a unit of the Maryland Department of Resources, has awarded 71 grants totaling $215,505 toward environmental education, community cleanup and beautification projects through the Keep Maryland Beautiful program. These annual grants are funded by Maryland Environmental Trust, the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development  Read the Rest…


Kent County Farm Protected by Maryland Environmental Trust

Easement Near Rock Hall Conserves Fields, Forest and Meadows The Maryland Environmental Trust helped Expressway Corp. permanently protect its 119-acre farm along the West Fork of Langford Creek in Kent County. Expressway Corp. donated the conservation easement on the property forever protecting this important farm and forest land on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. In the vicinity  Read the Rest…


Maryland Environmental Trust Offers Volunteer Training in November

Opportunity to Help Statewide Conservation Efforts The Maryland Environmental Trust is offering one-day volunteer training sessions for individuals interested in helping to monitor state conservation easements. The sessions will be held 6 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 8, and 9:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 17 at the Howard County Conservancy (10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock, Maryland).


Forestland Protected in Wicomico County

Maryland Environmental Trust Partners on Conservation Easement Near Quantico The Maryland Environmental Trust, a unit of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, partnered with the Lower Shore Land Trust to permanently protect 154 acres in the Nanticoke River watershed.  Property owner Mike Phillips donated the conservation easement forever protecting this important forestland.   Located near  Read the Rest…


Applications Open for Keep Maryland Beautiful Grants

$200,000 Available for Community Beautification, Greening and Environmental Initiatives The Maryland Environmental Trust, a unit of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, is now accepting applications for the Keep Maryland Beautiful grants program. The five grants being offered help volunteer and nonprofit groups, communities and land trusts support environmental education projects, litter removal, citizen stewardship and  Read the Rest…


Open Space and Forestland Conserved in Baltimore County

Landowners Donate Easement near Historic District 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. 



Harford County Woodland Protected by Conservation Easement

61-Acre Monk’s Creek Property Preserved in Perpetuity A scenic Harford County property has been permanently protected under a conservation easement between the Harford Land Trust and Maryland Environmental Trust, a unit of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Harford Land Trust gifted the easement on the 61-acre woodland to ensure the protection of its unique ecological  Read the Rest…


Maryland Land Conservation Conference Focused on Future

Annual Event Unites Multitude of Stewardship Partners The Maryland Environmental Trust recently welcomed more than 140 people from 83 organizations – land trusts, conservancies, governmental organizations, heritage organizations, members of the agricultural community and other partners – to its 2018 Maryland Land Conservation Conference.  The event, held May 17 at the Maritime Conference Center in  Read the Rest…


First Lady Yumi Hogan Celebrates Keep Maryland Beautiful; Launches New Anti-Litter Ad Campaign

State awards nearly $2 million to support community clean-up and beautification First Lady Yumi Hogan highlighted first-year accomplishments and launched a new transit advertising campaign for the Keep Maryland Beautiful program in a ceremony held at the Annapolis Maritime Museum’s Back Creek Nature Park Campus. Officials also announced awards of nearly $2 million to support  Read the Rest…


Maryland Environmental Trust Offers Volunteer Training April 17

Conservation Training Opportunity The Maryland Environmental Trust is offering a one-day volunteer training session for individuals interested in helping to monitor state conservation easements. The training session will be held 6 to 8 p.m. April 17 at Maryland Environmental Trust at 100 Community Place, Conference Room A, Crownsville. The trust, a unit of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources,  Read the Rest…


Maryland Land Conservation Conference Set for May

The Maryland Environmental Trust is hosting the Maryland Land Conservation Conference May 17 at the Maritime Conference Center in Linthicum. The annual conference brings together partners and stakeholders from agriculture, community and local government, conservancies, heritage organizations, land trusts and more for a comprehensive discussion about the future of land conservation in Maryland the broader mid-Atlantic region.


Maryland Environmental Trust Offers Volunteer Training March 3

Opportunity to Get Directly Involved in Conservation The Maryland Environmental Trust is offering a one-day volunteer training session for individuals interested in helping to monitor conservation easement properties. The training session will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 3 at Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, 600 Discovery Lane, Grasonville. The Maryland Environmental Trust, a unit  Read the Rest…



Five Conservation Easements Protect 337 Acres in Baltimore County

Maryland Environmental Trust Accept Multiple Land Donations The Maryland Environmental Trust accepted donations of five conservation easements in Baltimore County in December 2017 that permanently protect 337 acres of farm, forest, historic and scenic lands. “We are grateful for the opportunity to work with these forward-thinking landowners and our local community partners to help them achieve  Read the Rest…


Partners Preserve 104 Acres in Harford County

Otter Creek Preserve Protected Forever The Maryland Environmental Trust partnered with the Harford Land Trust to permanently protect a 104-acre woodland tract in Edgewood. The land trust gifted the conservation easement to ensure the area’s rich ecological resources and scenic land along Willoughby Beach Road were safeguarded for the benefit of future generations.


Maryland Environmental Trust Protects Historic Cecil County Land

Winery Donates 347-Acre Conservation Easement The Maryland Environmental Trust and the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy permanently protected 347 acres of Cecil County farmland and forestland along Route 213, the Chesapeake Country National Scenic Byway. Chateau Bu-De donated a conservation easement to protect the land surrounding its winery. The newly protected land was once part of  Read the Rest…


Maryland Agencies Begin Stream Restoration Project in Cecil County

Pilot Project Supports Chesapeake Bay Restoration The Maryland Environmental Trust, a unit of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration announced the start of a new stream restoration project along Gramies Run, a tributary of the Elk River in Cecil County. The multiagency pilot project, designed to  Read the Rest…



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.


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.


Historic Landscape Conserved in Howard County

Maryland Environmental Trust Protects Portion of Belmont Manor and Historic Park The Maryland Environmental Trust has permanently conserved a portion of Belmont Manor and Historic Park near Elkridge. Howard County, which owns the park, conveyed a conservation easement on a 36-acre section of the 69-acre property, which will protect the scenic rural landscape surrounding the historic manor  Read the Rest…


Keep Maryland Beautiful Grants Awarded

Supports 13 Environmental Education and Restoration Projects The Maryland Environmental Trust today awarded $9,600 to nonprofits, community groups and schools to carry out environmental projects across the state. The grants – given through the Keep Maryland Beautiful program in partnership with the State Highway Administration – will help restore streamside habitats, create gardens and educate  Read the Rest…


Governor Hogan Restores and Protects Funding for Land Conservation and Preservation Programs

Governor Larry Hogan signed HB 462, a bill that restores and protects state funding to transfer tax-funded land conservation, preservation and recreation programs, into law this morning at an event at the State House. Maryland Department of Natural Resources Secretary Mark Belton, Assistant Secretary Daryl Anthony, and Land Acquisition and Planning Director Emily Wilson were all  Read the Rest…





73 Acres in Prince George’s County Conserved

A 73-acre woodland tract near Fort Washington has been permanently protected under a conservation easement between The Conservancy of Broad Creek and Maryland Environmental Trust. The Conservancy gifted the easement to the Trust to ensure it will remain untouched for future generations, helping protect the region’s rich history and beautiful lands.   




Somerset County Farmland Protected

Maryland Environmental Trust Conserves 30 Acres A new conservation easement totaling 30.2 acres will permanently protect important farmland in Westover, located in Somerset County. Landowner Frederick Howard donated the easement to the Maryland Environmental Trust to safeguard its resources and his family’s legacy.


Maryland Environmental Trust Announces New Director

William H. Leahy to Focus on Public Input and Interest The Board of Trustees of the Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) today announced the hiring of William H. Leahy as its next director. Leahy is a nationally recognized leader in the field of natural resources preservation, with over 20 years of experience in land conservation with  Read the Rest…


Partnership Permanently Protects 320 acres in Baltimore County

Three new conservation easements totaling 320 acres will permanently protect important Baltimore County forest and farmland from development. Cunningham Farms, LLC, and Ivy Hill Properties, LLC, donated the properties to be conserved through a partnership by the Maryland Environmental Trust, The Manor Conservancy and The Land Preservation Trust.



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