Maryland's Streams

The Maryland Environmental Trust is a statewide land trust.

Garrett County Easement

Our mission is to provide landowners with information and tools to permanently protect natural, historic and scenic resources in the state.

Maryland Environmental Trust works with landowners and citizen land trusts to protect Maryland's most treasured landscapes and natural resources as a legacy for future generations.

As one of the oldest and most successful land trusts in the country, MET holds over 1,070 conservation easements preserving over 130,000 acres statewide.

From the Chesapeake Bay to the mountains of Garrett County, our Land Conservation, Monitoring and Stewardship, and Land Trust Assistance Programs promote the protection of open land.

MET also provides grants to environmental education projects through the Keep Maryland Beautiful Program.

William H. LeahyMaryland Environmental Trust Announces New Director

William H. Leahy to Focus on Public Input and Interest

August 18, 2015 - The Board of Trustees of the Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) today announced the hiring of William H. Leahy as its next director. Leahy is a nationally recognized leader in the field of natural resources preservation, with over 20 years of experience in land conservation with a focus on transactional real estate, strategic planning, board development, donor and foundation philanthropy, and partnership building. Read more...



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MET Protected Acres

132,000 and counting

2014-2020 MET Long-Range Plan - Click here to download.

2015 Board of Trustee Meetings

  • September 14, 2015

  • October 5, 2015

  • November 2, 2015

  • December 7, 2015

These meetings are scheduled the first Monday of each month with the exception of September to avoid a conflict with the Labor Day holiday. The Board does not meet in January, July and August.

The board meetings begin at 6:30 pm and are held at 100 Community Place, First floor, Conference Room A, Crownsville, MD, 21032 unless notified otherwise. These are public meetings. Please contact MET if you plan to attend.