About PTLT: It’s all about Saving Land!

Four PTLT Board Members attended the June 14, 2016 workshop on Tact and Tactics for Managing a Big Conservation Easement Violation held at beautiful Accokeek Park!

It was a lovely day for an information-rich meeting/workshop sponsored by the Land Trust Alliance at Accokeek Park.  Four PTLT Board Members attended the meeting, followed by a tour of the working farm.  I believe the workshop strengthened our commitment towards our goal of achieving accreditation of our Land Trust.  We have come a long way in the last couple of years, but there is still more to do!


Frank Allen, President PTLT, at Accokeek Park, Land Trust Alliance Conference

Join PTLT for our Second Annual Chartered Cruise, to Tangier Island!!!!

Join the PTLT on it’s second annual cruise and seafood lunch on July 8, 2016! Any Friend of PTLT is welcome. $50/person includes round-trip chartered boat from St. George’s Island to Tangier Island, snacks and bottled water onboard, and gratuity to our captain included.

Lunch will be on your own, at Captain’s Corner (excellent seafood). There is a cute museum the locals made themselves and bike/golf carts for rent to explore the Island. Also a few gift shops and ice cream parlors, along with a nice beach. Kayaks are available to rent too.  Any income above cost of the trip will be given as a donation to PTLT!   (You may pay online at my website, set up to take charge cards and PayPal.


Friends of PTLT on 2015 Chartered Cruise

PTLT: Mission

Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust is dedicated to the preservation of southern Maryland’s agricultural, forested and open space land in the five tidal counties of the Patuxent River watershed (Prince George’s, Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles and St Mary’s). PTLT’s mission is to sustain the region’s biodiversity and water resources through a network of protected landscapes; to advance the stewardship of forest and farm lands as vital local and regional economies; to preserve the region’s unique historic and scenic character for resident’s sense of place, visitor’s enjoyment, and prospective newcomer’s attraction; and to guide the pattern of future growth.  To accomplish this mission PTLT acquires (by purchase or donation) land and conservation easements. Land trusts are committed to the protection of land in perpetuity. Every site and every situation is unique. The Trust works with landowners, communities and funders to address needs and circumstances of the present while also seeking to protect the interests of future generations.


Help spread the word by wearing a PTLT Polo Shirt; Show that you care about open space and our community!

Get your own LLBean, PTLT Polo Shirt with our new logo embroidered on it!  It’s 100% cotton, in hunter green (more colors coming later).  Fine quality LLBean fit, in men’s and women’s sizes.  Only $30- for a classic shirt you will wear often. Contact me to order yours:



Job Position Opening:  Executive Director (until July 15, 2016)

Position: Executive Director

Location: St. Mary’s or surrounding Counties

Position Type: Part or full time Director for Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust

Compensation: To be negotiated

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and references with phone numbers by email only to:


The Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust (PTLT) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization currently protecting 5000 acres of land. The mission of the PTLT is to protect the biodiversity, natural resources, and cultural heritage of Southern Maryland for present and future generations. This includes the counties of St. Mary’s, Calvert, Charles, Ann Arundel and Prince Georges.

The Executive Director (ED) reports to the PTLT Executive Committee and is responsible for managing the PTLT land conservation efforts. This includes coordinating strategic and project management plans; working with a large variety of stakeholders from public and private organizations; personally performing and coordinating the work of others to achieve conservation goals; taking part in community outreach, public relations and fundraising; and exercising stewardship over PTLT’s existing portfolio of properties under easement.


  • Stewardship of Existing Easements: Organize and execute a Land Stewardship and Monitoring Program in compliance with the Land Trust Alliance (LTA) guidelines.
  • Establishing New Conservation Easements: Work with federal, state and local officials, land owners, lawyers and other conservation organizations to (1) identify new opportunities for land conservation, (2) secure needed sponsorship and grant funding, and (3) develop and execute a detailed plan to bring these new lands under protective easement as quickly and efficiently as practicable.
  • Fundraising: Become familiar with available funding sponsors and processes for application and, working with the Executive Committee, develop and execute a plan to pursue conservation funding and public support for PTLT efforts.
  • Strategic Planning: Support the Board in developing an annual work plan and a multi- year strategic plan.
  • Financial Management: Work with the Treasurer, and Finance Committee to develop for Board approval an annual budget and financial review process.
  • Organizational Development: Support the Board in member recruitment and orientation and provide ongoing education related to land trust issues and organizational governance.
  • Outreach and Education: Work with board members and volunteers to coordinate outreach to landowner partners, organizational partners, local and state governments, and the public at large.POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
    The successful candidate should have all or most of the following qualifications:
  • Experience in organizational and project management.
  • Knowledge of real estate settlement processes and land records.
  • Excellent writing, public speaking and negotiating skills, including an ability tointeract effectively and professionally with a wide variety of people (Board and staff, members, donors, volunteers, landowners, government officials, media, scientists, attorneys, real estate professionals, and the general public).
  • Self-motivated work ethic.
  • Microsoft Office skills especially spreadsheet programs.
  • Internet and social media skills.
  • General office and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of non-profit organizations.
  • An appreciation for the natural environment, land preservation and environmentalissues.
    Work will be done primarily out of a home office.For more information, please contact the PTLT President, Frank Allen, at or (301) 862-3421.

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