Land Acquisition and Planning

Program Open Space

Current Annual Programs for Local Jurisdictions

Allegany County

Anne Arundel County

Baltimore City

Baltimore County

Calvert County

Caroline County

Carroll County

Cecil County

Charles County

Dorchester County

Frederick County

Garrett County

Harford County

This is a PDF fileHoward County

Kent County

Montgomery County

Prince George's County

Queen Anne's County​

St. Mary's County

Somerset County

Talbot County

Washington County

Wicomico County

Worcester County

The Program Open Space law states that by July 1 each year, local jurisdictions participating in Program Open Space:

Shall submit an annual program of proposed acquisition and development projects . . . to the Department of Planning for review and to the Department [of Natural Resources] for approval. . . . Upon review by the Department of Planning and approval by the Department [of Natural Resources] and the Board of Public Works, the allocated funds shall be encumbered. . . . [1][1]

Any program may be revised by the local [jurisdiction], and the revised program, after the Department of Planning reviews and the Department [of Natural Resources] approves it, shall be substituted for the original program in the grant agreement.[2][2]

[1][1] Section 5-905(a)(2)(i) of the Natural Resources Article, Annotated Code of  Maryland.

[2][2] Section 5-905(a)(4).

Learn more about Program Open Space.