Welcome to Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust (PTLT), Your local land trust

Click HERE for Audio Excerpt from Patuxent Wildlife Refuge Conference

Fred Tutman, Patuxent Riverkeeper and

Advisory Board PTLT

New signs for PTLT conserved land!


Thanks to our board member, David Moulton, for taking the lead and developing and obtaining new signs for PTLT to post on the properties we protect.  If you see them around southern Maryland, you can delight in the fact that these places will be protected from development FOREVER!

You may make a donation to PTLT to help purchase signs.  $25.00 pays for a heavy gauge aluminum signs, metal t-posts, and hardware.  Thank you for helping to spread the word that open space CAN be preserved!

SEVEN SIGNS paid for with tax deductible donation to PTLT to date!  (THANK YOU donors!)  There are still 27 more available for current easement properties.

Welcome new board members!

Peter Neus

"The beauty of the County ... and needs to be preserved for future generations to enjoy."

"The beauty of the County is partly what drew me back and needs to be preserved for future generations to enjoy. As an active hiker, kayaker, fisherman and hunter, I hope my participation in organizations like PTLT will help ensure the prospect of ongoing rural beauty."

Michael Maddox


Welcome to PTLT new Board Member, Michael Maddox:
Michael Maddox grew up in Maryland fishing, hiking and hunting the many rivers and forests along with many a day on the Chesapeake Bay. 

"A land Trust story"

A 15 minute film written and narrated by Frank Allen, President PTLT 

It helps explain what Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust does.

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PTLT Lands a Valuable Grant

This winter PTLA received a prestigious Janice Hollmann grant to further its land conservation efforts. 
The $2,000 grant awarded by the Maryland Environmental Trust will be used to help PTLT underwrite its administrative and outreach needs for our outreach work to property owners.
Hollmann Grants are awarded to land trusts within Maryland. All grants require a 100 percent match from the land trust of in-kind services and privately raised funds and are subject to a competitive application process.
“We’re delighted to receive this grant for a number of reasons,” says PTLT President Frank Allen. “Besides helping further our mission, earning a Hollmann Grant demonstrates to the wider world of conservation the depth and breadth of our organization’s growth and accomplishments since its founding 23 years ago.”


the art and science of climate change on the coasts

After the PTLT sponsored event, at the UMD CBL in Solomons, we had a lovely dinner with Becky Benton (organizer of the whole day), the speakers, Dr Pilkey and artist Mary Edna Fraser, and key guests.



 Thank you to Diep Nguyen Van Houtte for the guest accommodations at her charming bayside country retreat.


   A very successful and interesting day. The event was totally booked!