Land Acquisition and Planning

Grants, Easements and Stewardship

The Grants, Easements, and Stewardship group administers the Rural Legacy Program, the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) permanent easement option, conservation easement monitoring for each of these programs, Program Open Space Local, the Community Parks and Playgrounds Program, Federal Grants and Stewardship.

​Associate Director Grants, Easements and Stewardship​

Carrie Lhotsky

Rural Legacy and CREP Permanent Easement Programs

Tom McCarthy, Conservation Easement Supervisor

CREP Permanent Easements Administrators

Shawn Clotworthy
Washington County, Harford County, Somerset County and Worcester County

Katrina Tucker
Queen Anne’s County, Caroline County, Dorchester County, Wicomico County

Tom McCarthy
Frederick County

Rural Legacy Area Administrators by Rural Legacy Area (RLA)

Katrina Tucker
Agricultural Security Corridor-Eastern Shore Heartland RLA; Agricultural Security Corridor-Harvest Crescent RLA; Agricultural Security Corridor -Tuckahoe RLA; Anne Arundel South RLA; Manor RLA; Mid-Maryland Frederick RLA; Carrollton Manor RLA; Nanticoke RLA; Harriet Tubman RLA; Quantico Creek RLA; Dividing Creek RLA; and Coastal Bays RLA. 443-926-3167 (cell) 410-260-8408 (office)

Shawn Clotworthy
Bear Creek RLA; Huntersville RLA; Patuxent Prince Georges RLA; North Calvert RLA; Fair Hill RLA; Mid-Maryland Washington RLA; Little Pipe Creek RLA; Upper Patapsco RLA; Deer Creek RLA; Piney Run RLA; Long Green Valley RLA; Gunpowder RLA; Baltimore County Coastal RLA; Mountain Ridge RLA; Lands End RLA; Foreman Branch RLA; and Easement Monitoring Administrator. 410-271-4486 (cell) 410-260-8421 (office)

Tom McCarthy
Mattapany RLA; Mid-Maryland Montgomery RLA; Upper Patuxent River Reservoir Watershed (Montgomery Co.) RLA; Calvert Creeks RLA; Nanjemoy-Mattawoman Forest RLA; Upper Patuxent River (Howard Co.) RLA; Zekiah Run RLA. 410-260-8429​

Program Open Space Local and Community Parks and Playgrounds

Margaret Lashar, Local Grants Supervisor

Ashaki Binta, Administrative Officer

Tiffany R. DePaoli
Allegany, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, and Washington Counties

Margaret Lashar
Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Howard, and St. Mary's Counties, and Baltimore City

Michael McQuarrie
Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Montgomery, Prince George's, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties​​

​Stewardship Team, Scenic and Wild River, and Federal Grants​

Andrew Mengel