Land Conservation 101 for Landowners

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 

6 pm to 7:30 pm

Crofton Community Library, 1681 Riedel Rd, Crofton, MD 21114

This is a FREE workshop, but registration is required.

Have you thought about conserving your land, but aren't quite sure what that entails? Learn the basics of conservation easements and what this opportunity can do for you. Scenic Rivers staff will provide information, options, and answers to your questions.

An exciting local grant program 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.

This workshop is geared toward landowners with 10 acres or more. Register via the link below.

This event is generously sponsored by BGE and the Paul & Maxine Frohring Foundation.

Register Here


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

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

8:30 am to 10:30 am

Federal House Bar & Grille, 22 Market Space, Annapolis, MD 21401

Over the last few 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. All professional service providers are welcome, though the content of the presentation is geared toward lawyers, realtors, and tax and financial advisors.

Scenic Rivers is the most active land trust in Anne Arundel County, holding 68 conservation easements that protect well over 3,000 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



  • 8:30am—Doors and breakfast buffet opens
  • 9:00am to 10:30am—Program


Registration is FREE but required by September 12th.

For more information please contact Sarah Knebel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 410-980-6837.

This event is generously supported by BGE, Keep Maryland Beautiful, Maryland Environmental Trust, Maryland Department of Transportation and the Paul and Maxine Frohring Foundation​​​​​​​.

Register Here


Conservation Celebration! 30 Years of Preservation

Thursday, October 10, 2019

6 pm to 9 pm

The Bistro at South River, 3451 Solomons Island Rd, Edgewater, MD 21037

Save the date! Join Scenic Rivers Land Trust as we wrap up year of celebrating 30 years of protecting land and water in Anne Arundel County with our "Conservation Celebration!" This first-ever Scenic Rivers fundraising gala will honor our accomplishments so far and help us gear up for the next 30 years. There's still much work to be done!

Tickets will go on sale in July 2019. Check back then or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for more details and alerts about the event.

Interested in sponsoring this event? Learn more by reading this flyer! If you would like to donate via credit card, you can do so by following this link. If you would like to donate via check, please print and fill out this form and mail it with your check.