News from the DNR Office of Communications

MET Offers Conservation Clinic In Timonium

Crownsville, Md. (May 10, 2011) - The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) is offering a free educational program to introduce the conservation work of MET and local land trust partners from the Baltimore County area from 7 to 8:15 p.m. on June 22 at the Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) store in Timonium.

“MET staff will discuss the unique partnership with local land trusts and how they work together to protect open space, forests and other natural lands,” said MET Director Elizabeth Buxton. “Participants will learn about the many volunteer opportunities to get involved in the work that benefits and protects land for current and future generations.”

MET provides landowners with information and tools to permanently protect natural, historic and scenic resources in Maryland. MET protects over 127,000 acres on over 1,000 properties across the State through conservation easements.

The REI store is located at 63 West Aylesbury Road in Timonium. For more information, please contact Megan Sines at (410) 514-7912 or msines@dnr.state.md.us.

A statewide land trust governed by a citizen board of trustees and affiliated with the Department of Natural Resources, MET was established in 1967 by the Maryland General Assembly. MET is one of the oldest and most successful land trusts in the country. MET promotes the protection of open land through its Land Conservation Program, Monitoring and Stewardship Program and Local Land Trust Assistance Program. MET also provides grants to environmental education projects through the Keep Maryland Beautiful Program. For more information, visit the website www.dnr.maryland.gov/met.


   May 10, 2011

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell
jdavidsburg@dnr.state.md.us

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages nearly a half-million acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 11 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov.