Stewardship Training 6/28 6:30pm-8pm

Stewardship Training
Tuesday, June 28

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Building
177 Admiral Cochrane Drive
Annapolis, MD 21401

Calling all volunteers! We need help stewarding all 62 of our easements this year. If you would like to help us do so and get to enjoy the outdoors while visiting beautiful properties, please come!

Stewardship involves contacting a conservation easement landowner, phyically visiting and walking around a property that has a conservation easement placed on it, and taking pictures and notes about how the property is being managed (usually a 1-2 hour visit). Stewards finish their visit, and log their pictures and observations in the Scenic Rivers Monitoring Report Form, and send it to Sarah Knebel (another 1-2 hours). She will be happy to answer any questions you have. 

This training will walk you through the process of how to interact with landowners, what to look for on properties, how to record pictures and observations including filliing out the Monitoring Report Form. It's simple to learn!

The perks of being a steward volunteer is you get the chance to visit beautiful private properties and enjoy walking in the outdoors while helping a land trust ensure that all of the land in conserveration easement is being taken care of properly.  

Volunteers need to be 18 years or older.

Please RSVP to Sarah Knebel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if interested!

Preservation Paddle 6/21 6-8pm

Join Us for a 
Preservation Paddle!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Discovery Village
4800 Atwell Rd, Shady Side, MD 20764

The West & Rhode Riverkeeper and the Scenic Rivers Land Trust are teaming up for a fun kayak paddle to visit West & Rhode Riverkeeper restoration sites as well as permanently protected property. Come join us and learn about what it means to preserve and protect land, all while enjoying a beautiful kayak paddle. Its a great opportunity to meet SRLT staff and ask questions about preservation options for your own land. Paddle will be approximately 4-6 miles.

Reservations: Please contact Sarah Knebel via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to say you're coming and need a kayak, paddle and/or life jacket. We have a limited number of kayaks, paddles, and lifejackets, so let us know ahead of time if you need to borrow!

Please feel free to bring your own kayak(s), paddle(s), and lifejacket(s), but please still RSVP so we know how many people are coming.

SRLT Presents It's New Logo

SRLT Presents It's New Logonew SRLT logo photo

Conserving land is straightforward and unambiguous; it preserves forests, sustains farmlands, maintains open spaces and safeguards water quality.

The public increasingly understands the critical need to fortify our natural land base to meet current and future environmental challenges by increasing our stock of protected open spaces. Government has responded to this public demand with newly enhanced tax benefits.

Scenic Rivers Land Trust's (SRLT) new logo depicts our clear and contemporary vision, capturing a renewed energy for conservation easements. Jointly, simple green and simple blue symbolize the tightly interwoven connections between water and land, conveying our strengthened commitment to land conservation and water quality protection in Anne Arundel County.


Call for Nominations!

Call for Nominations for:
The Jan Hollmann Environmental Education Award

The Jan Hollmann Environmental Education Award is given out each year to the person who epitomizes environmental education in Anne Arundel County. The Award was given last year, 2015, to Hilary Thompson (Old Mill Middle School North) and her husband, Ben Thompson (George Fox Middle School), the first joint awardees in the history of the Award.

Carlo Martini R. Echiverri, AP Environmental Science Teacher, South River High School, was given the Award in 2014 for his excellence in teaching. Past awardees include educators such as Suzanne Kilby Etgen (Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center - 2011), scientists (Sally G. Horner, Ph.D., 2003), environmental activists (William ‘Billie’ Moulden, 1999), and those serving in government (Senator Gerald Winegrad, 1995).

The award this year will be given on

September 29, 2016
Beginning at 6:30 pm
At Arlington Echo.

The Award is named after Jan Hollmann, an environmental activist who died in 1990 at the age of 44. Jan created one of the first land trust in Maryland (the Severn River Land Trust, which subsequently became the Scenic Rivers Land Trust). She also came up with the idea for the critical area law enacted by the state legislature in 1984. The Award Committee is looking for nominations for those people who exemplify the commitment to environmental education shown by Jan Hollmann.

The nomination form can be found here.

Please contact Pierre Henkart at
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your nominations.
Thank you very much for your help with this and the Committee wishes you all a happy and safe spring and summer.

Your Woods and Your Wallet Workshop May 3, 7-8:30pm

Your Woods and Your Wallet: A workshop for Maryland landowners

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Deale Community Library
5940 Deale-Churchton Road, Deale, MD 20751

Having woods on your property benefits wildlife, the air you breathe and your local streams. Your woods can also benefit your wallet. Scenic Rivers Land Trust and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay are hosting a workshop to discuss the many economic incentives and opportunities available to Maryland woodland owners.

Learn how to:
  • Assess and enhance the value of your woodland
  • Reduce property taxes
  • Access conservation tools & financial incentive programs
  • Select professionals to help you meet your goals

The information discussed during this workshop is geared towards landowners with 5 or more acres of woods.

Registration is FREE but required by 4/30
To register go to our online registration form, or contact Sarah Knebel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 410-980-6837

 For more information, please contact Sarah Knebel 


This event is sponsored by the Maryland Environmental Trust and State Highways Administration