Maryland Environmental Trust

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The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) is a statewide local land trust governed by a citizen Board of Trustees. Our goal is the preservation of open land, such as farmland, forest land, and significant natural resources. Our primary tool for doing this is the conservation easement, a voluntary agreement between a landowner and MET.

MET also endeavors to promote the protection of open land through the Local Land Trust Assistance Program. In addition, MET gives grants to environmental education projects through the Keep Maryland Beautiful Program.
St. Mary’s Commission on the Environment

The St. Mary’s County Commission on the Environment promotes environmental awareness by research, by information gathering, and by public meetings; to involve citizens through a variety of means to affect improved community understanding; to serve as county government's official representation in matters related to the environment. As such to serve as liaison with federal, state, and other local governments and with civic organizations and the general public; and to investigate, to analyze, and to make recommendations on environmental matters as required by the Board of County Commissioners.

To become involved with or to find out more information on the St. Mary’s County Commission on the Environment.

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