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South River Greenway Happy Hour - July 29, 2015

South River Greenway Happy Hour - July 29, 2015


 

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  • Wednesday July 29th
  • 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • The Greene Turtle in Waugh Chapel Towne Center: 2383 Brandermill BlvdGambrills, MD 21054 
Join the Scenic Rivers Land Trust for an informal discussion on:

²Opening public access to Bacon Ridge Natural Area;
²How protecting your land can provide property, income and estate tax benefits; and
²Advocating the use of Forest Conservation Act funds for providing cash incentives to preserve forest lands.

SRLT has special interest in the South River Greenway (the headwaters of the South River). We hold the easement on the county’s 1000-acre Bacon Ridge Natural Area, which you may know from our annual Walk for the Woods held on this scenic parcel.

Come to our Happy Hour to learn about:

The intricacies of conservation easement, which isa legal agreement between a landowner and a land trust to preserve the conservation values of private landssuch as forests, scenic vistasandwildlife habitat. Easements may allow significant  propertyincome and estate tax deductions. For more information visit srlt.org, or come meet us for a cold drink and snacks; we will be happy to fill you in.
Wwould like help in advocating the use of Forest Conservation Act (FCA) funds to purchase conservation easements from landowners; however, we need to know the potential interest in this approach. Come learn how other landowners have realized significant tax savings and preserved their private lands for successive generations.

We will be offering complimentary light fare and drinks.

RSVP required by July 27th
Sarah Knebel
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(410) 980 - 6837

Preservation Paddle! July 17, 2015

 Preservation Paddle! July 17, 2015


 

  • Friday, July 17th, 2015kayaking West River
  • 6:00-8:00pm
  • Discovery Villiage: 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 some restoration sites and property protected by SRLT. 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.

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.

We plan to start paddling at 6:00pm, so please plan to arrive around 5:30 to get set up.

Great Give 2015

Great Give 2015


Every year the Anne Arundel Community Foundation puts on a 24 hour fundraising drive for all the non-profits of Anne Arundel County. This year it was on May5 - 6 and  was once again successful for us - YOU raised over $4,000 for land preservation! We thank you for that! We'll be putting towards supporting our outreach efforts for landowners, as well as monitoring the easements we hold.

 
 

SRLT Announces Goal to Protect 5,000 Acres by 2016

SRLT Announces Goal to Protect 5,000 Acres by 2016


SRLT released its Campaign to 2016 on the summer solstice, the date with the most daylight hours and the perfect time to launch such a major undertaking. You can find our "Building on Success...Protecting Priority Open Space in Anne Arundel County for Wildlife and People" Campaign to 2016 here.

 

Neighborhood Coffees

Promote land preservation in your neighborhood and educate your neighbors by hosting a small group of people at your house or other location for a brief presentation by SRLT staff.  We will provide a basic overview of land protection to date in Anne Arundel County, review opportunities in your neighborhood, explain how a conservation easement works, and outline the property tax and income tax savings that an easement can provide.  For more information or to schedule, call executive director Rick Leader at 410-310-6541 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Community Organization Presentations

SRLT staff always welcomes the opportunity to speak to community associations, service groups or business and professional organizations.  We can provide a ten to twenty minute presentation that is keyed to the location and demographics of the group. For more information or to schedule, call executive director Rick Leader at 410-310-6541 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

Technical Briefings on Conservation Easements

Targeted at legal, accounting, wealth management and real estate professionals, these brief presentations can provide the latest information on legal and tax issues for conservation easements.  SRLT can provide information that will help professionals in the field quickly identify and begin to evaluate potential easement opportunities. For more information or to schedule, call executive director Rick Leader at 410-310-6541 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SRLT's 50th conservation easement, on the Patuxent River in Lothian.


 

Since 1988, the Scenic Rivers Land Trust (SRLT) has been protecting land in Anne Arundel County.  We work with landowners to safeguard their land in the manner that best suits their needs and priorities.  Our professional staff guides landowners in the creation of legal land preservation agreements that define how their property will be protected and can make them eligible for significant property tax savings, large charitable deductions and estate tax savings.  SRLT currently manages conservation easements on 60 properties, totaling over 2,600 acres. SRLT also works with Anne Arundel County and other local government entities to provide on-the-ground support and research that informs the selection of priority lands for government purchase or protection.   This work has resulted in the protection of thousands of additional acres.