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