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6/6/2020

SMECO 75 Bike Ride

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6/6/2020

SMECO 75 Bike Ride

Be a part of the 2020 SMECO 75 Bike Ride!


SMECO is hosting its 9th annual bike ride through Southern Maryland on June 6, 2020. Sign up for th...

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PAST Events

3/7/2020

French Stitch Bookbinding Workshop

10am - 3pm

Good Samaritan Lutheran Church 20850 Langley Road Lexington Park, Maryland 20653

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3/7/2020

French Stitch Bookbinding Workshop

Artists, writers, journaling enthusiasts, and anyone who wishes to learn a new skill: In this workshop, you will create a (4 ½” w x 6 ½” h) ...

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10am - 3pm

Good Samaritan Lutheran Church 20850 Langley Road Lexington Park, Maryland 20653

2/29/2020

Workday - Cove Point Natural Heritage Trust

9am - noon

11785 Clifton Dr. Lusby, MD 20657

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2/29/2020

Workday - Cove Point Natural Heritage Trust

An opportunity to visit PTLT’s newest conservation easement: The Hemlock Preserve (guess what species of trees are dominant here?)
PTLT and...

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9am - noon

11785 Clifton Dr. Lusby, MD 20657

10/5/2019 to 10/6/2019

Riverside Wine Fest

12pm - 6pm

Sotterley Plantation 44300 Sotterley Ln Hollywood, MD

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10/5/2019 to 10/6/2019

Riverside Wine Fest

We invite you to visit with PTLT while enjoying Sotterley's Historic Plantation, Gardens, and the area's best Wine Fest!

12pm - 6pm

Sotterley Plantation 44300 Sotterley Ln Hollywood, MD

9/7/2019

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory Open House

1pm - 5pm

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, 146 Williams Street, Solomons, MD

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9/7/2019

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory Open House

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Studies - Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust will have a table where we will answer your question...

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1pm - 5pm

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, 146 Williams Street, Solomons, MD

7/13/2019

Southern Maryland Nature Fest

10am - 2pm

ACLT's Double Oak Farm, Calvert County, MD

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7/13/2019

Southern Maryland Nature Fest

Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust will be there to share information about themselves and the programs they offer.  ACLT will also be offering a...

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10am - 2pm

ACLT's Double Oak Farm, Calvert County, MD

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THE ART AND SCIENCE OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE COASTS

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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.   

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

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

2019 update for PTLT... Frank Allen, president

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It’s been three months since we reverted to an all-volunteer land trust. We are very busy:

  

We closed on the Hemlock Preserve easement in July - and received the check from the Nature Conservancy in mid-August.  Board members and volunteers are working on easement documentation.

Soon it will be time to prepare for next year: end of year reporting, financial close-out, preparation for Rural Legacy reporting and possible RL application due in early February.

  

Early next month we will hear whether our proposal for easement procurement funding and for expansion of the Huntersville Rural Legacy Area has been approved. If so, funding will not be released until December or early next year. We can’t commit to spending until the easement projects are approved by DNR and money has been released. We can continue preparing our easement packages though (short of contracted work).

Watercolor study of garden plants.

Christina Allen hosted a watercolor painting workshop “Beatrix Potter in the Garden” on the 27th of September, with lunch catered by ENSO bakery. Four volunteers are also knitting ornaments for holiday sales, or local galleries, as a fun fund-raiser to benefit PTLT.

  

The outreach committee worked only through email (a break from all the meetings) this summer. We begin meetings again this month. The weather was outstanding for our boat charter to Cambridge on the Eastern Shore. We staffed an information table at the U MD Chesapeake Center for Environmental Sciences (Chesapeake Biological Lab in Solomons) open house.

We staffed an information table at the U MD Chesapeake Center for Environmental Sciences

  

Pete Neus has been able to get an invitation for us to have an information table at the Sotterley Riverside Wine Fest on the 5th and 6th of October. We need volunteer help for this event since the hours will be long.

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PRAD (Patuxent River Appreciation Days) is on the 12th of October.

  

We could use some volunteers to help staff our display that day, since it is in conflict with the monitor training Robert Willey is coordinating with Maryland Environmental Trust. This training, to be held at Summerseat Farm (with lunch provided) is open to all who might be interested in becoming monitors for us or for MET or who would like to refresh their training. Robert will be looking to get a full staff of volunteer monitors – the monitoring season is almost upon us.

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Weed Warriors will begin the winter campaign at Myrtle Point Park on the 2nd of November

  

Finally, we will be attending the Land Trust Alliance Rally in Raleigh, NC starting on the 17th of October.


Yours sincerely, 

Frank Allen, President PTLT

PTLT Lands a Valuable Grant 2019

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.”

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