Men in a boat begin their day on the Chesapeake Bay.
Working the Bay Young watermen are redefining the character and approach to working the Chesapeake Bay. © Jason Houston

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Maryland / DC

The Nature Conservancy
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  • Walk Green 2019 in Washington, DC

    BAPS Charities | May 10, 2019

    BAPS Charities hosted Walk Green 2019 in Laurel, Maryland on May 5, 2019, where over 260 participants braved rainy weather to join hands with The Nature Conservancy to combat the increasingly urgent impacts of climate change and global warming. Maryland/DC Conservation Ecologist Deborah Landau was one of the event's keynote speakers. From 2016 to 2019, BAPS Charities’ Walkathons have helped plant a total of 361,000 trees.  

  • Rural Legacy Program Reaches Milestone

    Maryland DNR | April 24, 2019

    Maryland's Rural Legacy Program reached a milestone of 100,000 acres conserved over the program's 20 year history.

    Funding from the State of Maryland through the Rural Legacy Program has allowed The Nature Conservancy to protect land through conservation easements to encourage agriculture, support forests for habitat and human use, and protect natural resources by limiting the amount of development on priority properties.

  • Partnership Conserves Farmland in Nanticoke Rural Legacy Area

    Chesapeake Conservancy | April 23, 2019

    An innovative public-private partnership permanently protected 233 acres located in the Nanticoke Rural Legacy Area, conserving forests, productive farmland, and wetlands.

    “It is always a privilege for The Nature Conservancy to work with the farm families in the Nanticoke Rural Legacy Area,” said Elizabeth Zucker, director of conservation for The Nature Conservancy on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. “It is truly impressive how dedicated the landowners are to preserving their farms and the rural landscape for their families, and for the greater agricultural community. Easements like these will help preserve the unique beauty, ecology, and farming culture of the Eastern Shore for generations to come.”

  • "There will always be fire": Controlled burn season on the Eastern Shore

    Salisbury Daily Times | April 18, 2019

    Get a glimpse inside a controlled burn on TNC's Nassawango Creek Preserve near Salisbury, where returning fire to the landscape has benefits for people and nature.

  • Family forest program started in Allegany, Garrett counties

    Cumberland Times-News | April 17, 2019

    The Nature Conservancy's new Family Forest Program aims to help landowners in Allegany and Garrett counties improve forest health and wildlife habitat but connecting them with educational resources and experts.

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