Looking forward to 2014:
Garden Party Tickets on Sale Now!
May 3, 2014
The Scenic Rivers Land Trust invites you to celebrate our 25 years of achievements at a Garden Party at Hidden View Farm on May 3, 2014 from 11am to 3pm. There will be a gorgeous array of art available for auction, local artists painting Plein-Air style, guided and self-guided tours of this amazing property, a gourmet picnic lunch, live music, complimentary wine selections, and so much more!
Walk for the Woods - Sunday, April 13th
Our Newest Easement Preserves 95 Acres in South County
A conservation easement has forever protected approximately 95 acres of critical habitat along a tributary of Herring Bay in southern Anne Arundel County. This area is home to vast woodlands and wetlands that provide habitat for a variety of rare birds, as well as beautiful views along the Roots and Tides Scenic Byway. Including its neighboring easements, the addition of this property has helped create a 673-acre preserve ─ one of the largest tracks of contiguous land protected by conservation easements in southern Anne Arundel County. Click here for the full press release.
SRLT Announces Goal to Protect 5,000 Acres by 2016
SRLT released its Campaign to 2016 on the summer solstice, the date with the most daylight hours and the perfect time to launch such a major undertaking. You can find our "Building on Success...Protecting Priority Open Space in Anne Arundel County for Wildlife and People" Campaign to 2016 here.
Past Events and Additional Information
- Our first in a series of 25th Anniversary-related events was a fundraiser on SRLT's behalf by past Board President, Dr. Cliff Andrew. On September 15th, Cliff returned safely from his 200-mile trek along the Appalachian Trail. Thank you Dr. Andrew for your continued passion for land preservation and to all who contribute to this campaign!
- The "Jan Hollmann Environmental Education Award" was established in 1994 by her family, friends and those who served with Jan in preserving the Severn River Watershed. The award provides perpetual recognition to an individual or organization who has been especially effective in achieving environmental education in Anne Arundel County. Congratulations to this year's recipient Stephen G. Barry.
- Thank you to the West/Rhode Riverkeeper for hosting a fun and educational evening of kayaking for the Friends of SRLT in July 2013! West/Rhode Riverkeeper offers kayaking every 1st and 3rd Thursdays through September.
- Board member Gene Deems, who lead The Great Give campaign for SRLT, has been honored as DNR employee of the year!! The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County hosted the Great Give, a 24-hour online fundraising event, from 7 PM on May 15 to 7 PM on May, 16, 2013. Thank you to our supporters who made this event a success!
- Listen in: Annapolis Green's co-founder Elvia Thompson hosted SRLT's Executive Director, Rick Leader, on her radio show "Living Green in Annapolis" on November 21, 2012.
SRLT's 50th conservation easement, on the Patuxent River in Lothian.
Since 1988, the Scenic Rivers Land Trust (SRLT) has been protecting land in Anne Arundel County. We work with landowners to safeguard their land in the manner that best suits their needs and priorities. Our professional staff guides landowners in the creation of legal land preservation agreements that define how their property will be protected and can make them eligible for significant property tax savings, large charitable deductions and estate tax savings. SRLT currently manages conservation easements on 60 properties, totaling over 2,600 acres. SRLT also works with Anne Arundel County and other local government entities to provide on-the-ground support and research that informs the selection of priority lands for government purchase or protection. This work has resulted in the protection of thousands of additional acres.
The Scenic Rivers Land Trust works with landowners and other partners to preserve natural and scenic areas in Anne Arundel County. This work is accomplished though landowner education and holding and facilitating land protection agreements.
- To identify, monitor and protect priority natural areas in the watersheds of five rivers: Severn, South, West, Rhode and Patuxent.
- To educate landowners, community leaders, and public officials about voluntary techniques for protecting and preserving land
- To accept and manage conservation easements for the permanent protection of land
- To assist in the protective stewardship of our natural resources