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

About Us

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The Fourth Annual PTLT Friends Cruise

is coming August 16th!
Space is limited to 20 passengers. It sells out every year, so gather your friends and join us for a chartered cruise, shop/walk about the town of Cambridge (Eastern Shore) this year, and seafood lunch on your own. If time permits, a stop in Oxford on the way home for great ice cream! $100/person includes, snacks and drinks onboard, boat fare, tip to the captain, map of Cambridge, and a donation to PTLT. We will be leaving from Solomon's Island.

Contact to reserve your space and to get info for departure time/place. 


Checks may be mailed to PTLT, P.O. Box 1955, Leonardtown, MD 20653.

Southern Maryland Nature Fest Saturday, July 13, 2019 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust will  be there to share information about themselves and the programs they offer.  ACLT will also be offering activities such as hay rides, nature-related arts and crafts, farm tours, etc.  We will have a food truck along with beer and sangria, plus free giveaways for attendees.

A New Program: "In Your Own Back Yard:  A Program to Inspire the Southern Maryland Community to Enjoy and Care for Their Local Land, Wildlife and Waterways".

ACLT has received a generous grant from the Southern Maryland Heritage Area Consortium

Through this program, we hope to introduce local residents to the benefits, ease, and joys of visiting and assisting in the care of Southern Maryland’s rural landscapes managed by nonprofits and local and state agencies, such as  ACLT's Parkers Creek Preserve, and to encourage them to visit the wide selection of local and state parks as well as other lesser-known places offering eco-tourism.

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 

Originally presented to local transportation boards.

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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!