Land Conservation 101 for Landowners

Monday, October 22, 2018

1:00pm-2:30pm
Crofton Community Library - 1681 Riedel Rd, Crofton, MD 21114

A FREE workshop, but registration is required by October 21. REGISTER HERE

Have you thought about conserving your land, but aren’t quite sure what that entails? Learn about the basics of conservation easements and what this opportunity can do for you. Experts will provide information, options, and answers to your questions.
There is an exciting local program that can provide a $3,000+ per acre incentive to encourage easements on forested land or land that could be planted in forest. Over the last two years, Scenic Rivers has helped landowners be awarded $2.3 million to protect their land. Scenic Rivers Land Trust is a private 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to work with willing landowners to protect natural and scenic land in Anne Arundel County.

Can’t make either workshop? Not a problem – we’re happy to talk on the phone or meet with you in person!

This workshop is geared towards landowners with 10 acres or more.
This educational event is funded by BGE, Paul & Maxine Frohring Foundation, Biophilia Foundation, and Mars Foundation.

Questions? Contact Sarah Knebel at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 410-980-6837.


Conservation Easement Breakfast Briefing for Tax, Legal, and Real Estate Professionals 

  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018
  • Federal House Bar & Grille – 22 Market Place, Annapolis, MD 21401
  • 8:30am – Breakfast Buffet Opens
  • 9:00a.m. – 10:30 a.m. - Program


Over the last two years, Scenic Rivers Land Trust secured $2.3 million in grants for landowners who want to permanently protect their land. Join us for a breakfast buffet and an overview of the legal and tax framework of conservation easements. Learn about significant income, property, and estate tax benefits that might be available to your clients. Program highlights include updates to a local grant program that provides a per-acre cash incentive for landowners who protect forests and/or plant trees on qualified land. Scenic Rivers is the most active land trust in Anne Arundel County, holding 65 conservation easements that protect well over 2,700 acres.

Speakers Include:

  • Nina Fisher, Scenic Rivers Land Trust, Board President
  • Ben Wechsler, Linowes and Blocher, Partner
  • Kristen Maneval, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Senior Transactions Counsel
  • Dick Davies, CohnReznick, Partner
  • David Ballard, Champion Financial Planning Group, President
  • Sarah Knebel, Scenic Rivers Land Trust, Conservation Director 

Register for this no-fee event by October 15th 
Questions? Contact Sarah Knebel at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 410-980-6837.

SRLT educational programs are generously sponsored by BGE, the Mars Foundation, the Biophilia Foundation, and the Paul and Maxine Frohring Foundation.

To view the flyer for this event, please click here.