GLYNDON, MD (September 25, 2003) — The Maryland Environmental Trust
(MET) will celebrate its protection of more than 100,000 acres of
Maryland’s natural environment to date on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 2-5 p.m.
at the Green Spring Valley Hounds Club. The ceremony will allow MET to
specially thank more than 700 easement donors and 54 local land trusts
throughout the state that built this legacy.
Since its creation in 1967 by the Maryland General Assembly, the MET
has protected Maryland's natural environment-farm and forestland,
significant natural areas, historic sites, Chesapeake Bay shoreline and
properties with scenic features.
The 100,000-acre landmark makes MET one of the largest land trusts in
the country in terms of acreage preserved. The 100,000 acres include
between 75,000 and 80,000 of donated easements, the dollar value of
which is approximately $300 million.
Directions from the Baltimore: Take I-695 to exit 17A toward
Baltimore/Towson. Exit Beltway onto MD Rt. 795 North, Exit 19 toward
Glyndon/Reisterstown. Take MD 140 Exit 9A on the left toward Hanover.
Continue through two traffic lights onto MD 128-N Butler Road. Follow
Butler Road for several miles. Turn right onto Mantua Mill Road. Green
Spring Valley Hounds is on the right, at the white and black “GSVHC”