Five signed copies of Deadly Stroke: A Port City Mystery by St. Mary’s County author Philip Hayward (paperback only). Hayward will also conduct a book club discussion on the writing of his book and mystery writing in general.
In his debut novel, Philip Hayward takes readers into the lively worlds of competitive rowing, archaeology, and community newspaper publishing. Characters abound: the cheerfully struggling staff of the Port City Beacon, its feuding family board of directors, the hard-partying Port City Rowing Club, an eccentric rival publisher, the widowed owner of a most unusual automobile graveyard, and a small-town corporate raider. www.philiphaywardbooks.com
Christina and Frank Allen will share a slideshow and talk with selections of hundreds of images of stunning blooms from their local sustainable Homestead Farm. A full year of everything in bloom was cataloged in 2017. This represents over 21 years of plant collecting by Frank, and kitchen gardening by Christina. Frank has been a plant collector for over 60 years; Christina has been kitchen gardening for about 39 years. Together they have created a mature garden that will inspire the gardener, nature lover, artist, or just the lover of beauty. A fast moving, colorful, and entertaining presentation. Allow 1 hour, plus time for questions afterwards.
A slideshow and talk by Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust President about how land trusts work, what lands are protected from development in Southern Maryland, and why you should care. Land Trusts protect land forever, and that’s a long time! An informative presentation by a knowledgeable advocate of protecting land for future generations.
To arrange for a convenient time to schedule for your group or organization for any of the above talks, call PTLT at 301-862-3421 OR reply to info@Patuxent-Tidewater.org
Will work with staff, board members, and volunteers to plan and execute fundraising and special events and monitor progress of event success. Great for people who don’t like static job assignments. Offers challenges to people who want to do more in life and who like to shine.
New to grant writing? Want to try your hand at it? Our board members and staff are there and willing to guide you, if you have the desire to learn. (Seasoned pros always welcome too!)
Assist our super knowledgeable treasurer with all the ins and outs of a Land Trust 501(C)(3) organization. Great for retired professionals wanting to keep using their skills for useful purposes, or for someone wanting to acquire more skills.
Need new ways to experience the outdoors? Join PTLT’s outdoor activities to get outside and get moving!
Weed Warriors: PTLT has a group that meets the first Saturday morning of every winter month at Myrtle Point Park from 9:00 AM- 12:00 to remove invasive vines from the trees. Help save trees and create a healthy forest! By cutting the vines and removing invasive plants, the native plants no longer have to compete for sun, space or nutrients restoring a healthy woodland for years to come! Bring: clippers, hand saw, etc. (gloves and eye protection are strongly recommended). Your children welcome! Playing outside has been proven to make children less stressed and healthier! Drop-ins welcome also. (No reservation required.)
Trails: PTLT is working to improve the number and accessibility of biking and pedestrian trails throughout Southern Maryland. Interested in helping create and maintain hiking trails? Have an interest in advocating for creation of new trails? Let us know! We also have a Trails Group newsletter that will keep you up to date on biking, hiking, walking and water trails and events. You can sign up here http://www.patuxent-tidewater.org/events-and-activities/.
Monitoring: At the heart of what a land trust does, monitoring ensures that our land stays protected. Hike one of our beautiful properties, record what you see, take some pictures and report back to PTLT. We usually have 2-4 people go out together, so this is a great activity for families or friends to do together. This opportunity does require a little training prior to going out to monitor.
PTLT board members come from a variety of backgrounds, bring a well-rounded skill set and work hard to preserve land in Southern Maryland. Interested in getting involved? Contact us!
If you love meeting new people or connecting with the community, PTLT needs your help in events and outreach!
Social Media Assistant: Love Twitter, Instagram, or other social media? Help PTLT start and manage social media accounts in order to connect with the community! We would like to develop a strong following on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Help find and post content, promote our mission and collect followers. You would work with our staff member, Annabelle Harvey, in order to develop a stronger social media presence for PTLT.
Attend Events for PTLT: PTLT attends events throughout Southern Maryland that relate to our mission! If you are interested in joining us, assisting running our table, helping hand out information or just want to come check out the event, feel free to contact us!
Perfect for those who want to help save Southern Maryland but who are not up for hiking out in the field!
Filing and Office Assistant: Assist Conservation Coordinator and Office Manager in scanning, organizing, and filing organization documents. This is a great educational opportunity to work with our wonderful staff member, Annabelle, to help in the details of land trust work. No prior skills required; just a willingness to help.
First Sat. of the Month
Always the First Saturday of the month, winter season (no ticks or mosquitos!)
All welcome. Get the kids outside! Bring your hand clippers, or saw, or what-have-you. Wear gloves, and appropriate foot and head gear. Protective eye gear recommended. Help save a tree by removing invasive alien vines and weeds. Great fun, camaraderie, and exercise! For questions contact: Frank Allen (301) 769-9147
A Big Boost for Conservation Easement Purchases in St. Mary’s County
Leonardtown, MD (October 5, 2017) – Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Rural Legacy Program announced the awarding of two grants totaling more than $2 million for the purchase of conservation easements, protecting land from development, in St. Mary’s County.
Of the nearly $2.2 million award from the Rural Legacy Board, $1.4 million will be used by the Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust (PTLT) to purchase conservation easements on forested and agricultural land in the Huntersville Rural Legacy Area around New Market and Flora Corner Roads in the northern portion of the county.
In this year’s Rural Legacy application PTLT and the Southern Maryland RC&D Board jointly applied for funding for the Mattapany Rural Legacy Area in southern St. Mary’s County along with a county-endorsed expansion of this area by 6,800 acres to include land in St. Mary’s City, Park Hall, and around the U.S. Navy’s Webster Field. DNR approved the expansion and also awarded $771,543 to purchase easements in this now enlarged Rural legacy area.
“Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust is proud to be entrusted with these significant grant funds to advance conservation,” said PTLT Executive Director, Andrew Garte. “We wish to thank the St. Mary’s County Commissioners, the Maryland Board of Public Works, and the Rural Legacy Board for giving us this opportunity to continue to protect rural land use and buffer military facilities in St. Mary’s County. The awarding of these grants further cements PTLT’s growing reputation for effectiveness.”
PTLT’s mission is to sustain the region’s biodiversity and water resources through a network of protected landscapes. The organization recognizes that forest and farmland and the region’s unique historic and scenic character are vital to a healthy economy and citizens’ sense of well-being. PTLT acquires land and conservation easements by purchase or donation. The Trust has conserved more than 5,000 acres of land in perpetuity, keeping it as farm and forest to meet today’s needs and those of future generations. For more information or to discuss the sale of an easement of land in either of these two Rural Legacy Areas, contact the Trust at info@patuxent-Tidewater.org. For general information, visit www.patuxent-tidewater.org.
Contact: Andrew Garte
Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust, Inc.
410-533-0042 / firstname.lastname@example.org