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Your Woods and Your Wallet: A Workshop for Maryland Landowners 10/5

Your Woods and Your Wallet: A workshop for Maryland Landowners

  • Date: Wednesday, October 5th
  • Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
  • Where: Crofton Community Library - 1681 Riedel Rd, Crofton, MD 21114

 

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 goal

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

Registration is FREE but required by 10/3 - Register HERE today!

For more information please contact Sarah Knebel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 410-980-6837

This event is partially sponsored by BGE.


Breakfast Briefing on Conservation Easements for Tax, Legal and Real Estate Professionals 9/13/2016

Breakfast Briefing on Conservation Easements
for Tax, Legal and Real Estate Professionals

Tuesday September 13th, 2016
8:30am-10am

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
210 Holiday Ct, Annapolis, MD 21401

As we enjoy a continental breakfast, there will be an overview of the legal and tax framework of conservation easements and an introduction to the Scenic Rivers Land Trust, the most active land trust in Anne Arundel County with 61 easements on 2,700 acres. Highlights include recent congressional action that makes the enhanced tax incentive for conservation easements permanent and allows landowners to carry forward income tax deductions for 15 years.

Registration for this no-fee event is required by September 7th by contacting Sarah Knebel, SRLT Easement Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 410-980-6837.

This event is funded by the Paul & Maxine Frohring Foundation.


SRLT Fundraiser Dinner 8/3/2016 Brian Boru

SRLT Fundraiser Dinner

Brian Boru Restaurant and Pub
489 Ritchie Hwy #103, 
Severna Park, MD 21146
Wednesday, August 3rd  2016
5pm-10pm

Cost: $25 for a 3 course meal
Carry out option!

Scenic Rivers is excited to be the beneficiary of a fundraiser dinner Brian Boru is putting on in August! They have created a menu just for fundraiser participants – all you need to do is go to Brian Boru’s between 5 and 10 pm and ask to order off the scenic rivers land trust fundraiser menu to support us. You can even get carry out – just make sure they know you want to support us! For every $25 meal, Brian Boru will donate $10 to SRLT! What a deal – we hope to see you there!

To see the pre-set menu for the fundraiser dinner, please click here


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

Stewardship Training
Tuesday, June 28
6:30pm-8:00pm

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!