Erin Valentine

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Public Comment Period Open for Southern Maryland Woodlands National Wildlife Refuge

All comments must be received by April 22, 2024 By Mary Hoover, Southern Maryland Conservation Alliance Coordinator On March 8, 2024, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) released to…

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Scenic Rivers Applies for Renewal of National Accreditation

Public comments on application accepted until March 23, 2024 The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working…

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2022 Annual Report Now Available

Scenic Rivers’ Annual Report reflects on an year of big changes If you’re reading this, you likely know that land conservation work can feel slow. Most often it takes years…

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Scenic Rivers and Maryland Department of Natural Resources Partner to Protect 130 acres in Crownsville

Conservation easement includes forest, farm, and the last remaining sawmill in Anne Arundel County (Crownsville, MD — June 14, 2023) Scenic Rivers Land Trust and the Maryland Department of Natural…

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Anne Arundel County Conserves 158 Acres of Forest on the Crownsville Hospital Property

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Erin Valentine, Scenic Rivers Land Trust, Erin@SRLT.org, 919-649-1727 Crownsville, MD (May 18, 2023) — The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) and Scenic Rivers Land Trust have permanently…

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Call for Nominations for Scenic Rivers Board of Directors

WHO WE ARE For over 30 years, Scenic Rivers Land Trust has worked with landowners and other partners to protect forests, farms, wetlands, and streams in Anne Arundel County. As…

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Hit the Trails for Maryland Day Weekend

The 16th annual Maryland Day Weekend is coming up on Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 2. Throughout the weekend, which commemorates Maryland’s founding, dozens of local heritage sites offer…

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Scenic Rivers’ Executive Director Named 2023 Aileen Hughes Award Winner

Award provides a grant of $5,000 to Scenic Rivers in her honor Scenic Rivers’ executive director, Sarah Knebel, was recently named the 2023 Aileen Hughes Award winner. The Aileen Hughes…

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Scenic Rivers Land Trust Acquires Five Conservation Easements from North County Land Trust

Scenic Rivers expands service area to cover northern Anne Arundel County, will now hold 76 conservation easements covering over 3,400 acres (Annapolis, MD) December 13, 2022—Scenic Rivers Land Trust has…

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Welcome Evann Magee!

New stewardship coordinator joins the team; Monitoring season in full swing Scenic Rivers is thrilled to welcome Evann Magee as our new stewardship coordinator. As stewardship coordinator, Evann is responsible…

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2022 Anne Arundel County Lifeline 100

Weather may have canceled the ride, but it didn’t dampen Scenic Rivers’ fundraising spirits! Hurricane Ian forced the cancelation of the 2022 Anne Arundel County Lifeline 100 Century Ride, but…

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Saving Land: Land Trust Leaders Envision the Future

Scenic Rivers Executive Director Featured in the Fall 2022 issue of Saving Land If you’ve read the latest issue of the Land Trust Alliance’s Saving Land magazine, you may have…

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