Help Us Conserve Anne Arundel County’s Special Places

Your support helps us conserve more land faster.

Why protect land?

A healthy network of connected protected lands provides habitat for wildlife, protects property values, protects our local waterways and improves our quality of life.

How does protecting land protect the Chesapeake Bay?

Land use and land management have a direct impact on the quality of our waterways, and the health of our local rivers, streams and creeks determines the health of the Bay.

A Natural Treasure in Our Own Backyard

Scenic Rivers co-holds the conservation easement on Bacon Ridge Natural Area, forever protecting its expansive marshes, mature forests and namesake creek. Located in Crownsville, Bacon Ridge is open to the public.

Leading by Example

We are proud to be a nationally accredited land trust.

Land Trust Accreditation Commission

We Protect Anne Arundel County’s Land and Water

Scenic Rivers Land Trust is dedicated to protecting the forests, wetlands, farmlands and other open spaces that make Anne Arundel County special.

We use conservation easements to protect our natural and scenic lands from development and facilitate financial incentives for property owners who conserve their land.

Protecting our lands protects our waters

Sign up to learn how you can support Scenic Rivers' mission to protect Anne Arundel County’s land and water and receive the latest updates on our work.

Our Impact

years of service to the community

conservation easements

acres of land protected

$+ million

awarded in recent years to protect property

Landowner Testimonial

Landowner: Patricia Melville

Property: 53.4 acres of open fields, woodlands, tidal marsh and emergent wetlands in Lothian, Md.

My husband and I purchased the land because it had a combination of open and forested areas. The marsh along the creek was an added bonus. I especially appreciate the variety of habitat so necessary for wildlife, especially birds. The land provides spaces for walking, birding, and bird banding.

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