Maryland's Streams

The Maryland Environmental Trust is a statewide land trust.


Garrett County Easement

Our mission is to provide landowners with information and tools to permanently protect natural, historic and scenic resources in the state.


Maryland Environmental Trust works with landowners and citizen land trusts to protect Maryland's most treasured landscapes and natural resources as a legacy for future generations.


As one of the oldest and most successful land trusts in the country, MET holds over 1,070 conservation easements preserving over 130,000 acres statewide.


From the Chesapeake Bay to the mountains of Garrett County, our Land Conservation, Monitoring and Stewardship, and Land Trust Assistance Programs promote the protection of open land.

MET also provides grants to environmental education projects through the Keep Maryland Beautiful Program.


On behalf of the Maryland Environmental Trust, thank you for participating in the 15th Annual Maryland Land Conservation Conference on April 30 – May 1, 2015 at The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights, MD.
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MET Protected Acres

132,000 and counting

2014-2020 MET Long-Range Plan - Click here to download.

2015 Board of Trustee Meetings

  • May 4, 2015
    May meeting will be held from 6.30-8.00 in the Tawes State Office Building (DNR), Conference Room (C1), 580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401
  • June 1, 2015
    June meeting will be held from 6.30-8.00 in the Tawes State Office Building (DNR), Conference Room (C1), 580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401

These meetings are scheduled the first Monday of each month with the exception of September to avoid a conflict with the Labor Day holiday. The Board does not meet in January, July and August.