Maryland's Streams

The Maryland Environmental Trust is a statewide land trust.

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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.

Call for Speakers Now Open!

15th Annual Maryland Land Conservation Conference
April 30 – May 1, 2015
The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute
Linthicum Heights, MD

Click below to make a tax deductible contribution to MET.

Your gift of $50, $100 or more greatly helps the Trust to protect scenic open space, farms and forests for generations to come.

Thank you for your support! 

Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday. December 2 - Donate Now - links to Maryland Environmental Trust donation form

Thank you for our generous Sagamore Fete Sponsors

Environmental Benefactors:

Mr. and Mrs. Ellis J. Parker, Mt. Pleasant Farm

Green Space Guardians:

L'Aiglon Foundation

Constance J. Lieder

Stanislaw Maliszewski and Julia Jitkoff

Hunting Ridge Farm

Frank and Helen Bonsal

James and Katie Constable

Brown Advisory - Thoughtful Investing.

Law Offices of O'Donoghue & O'Donoghue, LLP

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The Valleys Planning Council

A special thanks to:

Wells Discount Liquors

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For information about sponsorship click here.

For more information please contact Wendy Stringfellow
410-514-7905 or at

2013 Year in Review

2013 Year in Review

Click here to see a pdf slideshow of
MET's accomplishments in 2013.

Conservation Land for Sale

Photo of MET Conservation property

Click here to view listings of available conservation properties.

For more information contact Joan Lally at or 410-514-7914.

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MET Protected Acres

130,000 and counting

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

2014 Board of Trustee Meetings

  • December 1, 2014.
    December meeting to be held from 5-8 at Smithsonian Education Research Center (SERC), 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater, MD 20137.
  • 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.