November 28, #GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world.
In a time of rapid change and vanishing landscapes, isn’t it wonderful that your local Land Trust (all-volunteer Board) members care about a permanent long term solution?
Since its inception in 1996 the Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust (PTLT) has served just one purpose – saving land.
In short, our backyard is slowly disappearing and as each acre is developed our chances of getting it back are almost zero.
Join in today for #GivingTuesday to support PTLT with your donation. Click the DONATE button, at the right of this page. Most Charge Cards Accepted also.
Learn about volunteer activities. Join our Friends group and find activities and events that PTLT sponsors (Trails Group- Hike, bike, and water trails; Weed Warriors group- remove invasive vines; Film screenings; Friends e-newsletter).
On behalf of the PTLT staff and Board and friends, thank you for your kind and generous support.
The Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust is a 501(c)3 corporation. All donations are fully deductible as charitable contributions.
If you are 70½ or older, you may be eligible to make an IRS charitable rollover gift to PTLT using funds transferred directly from your IRA. Please contact your accountant or financial advisor for more information on this tax-advantaged opportunity to help save Southern Maryland’s landscape.
You may view PTLTs 501(c)(3) IRS 990 filing on our website:
Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust (PTLT)
P.O. Box 1955
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Weed Warriors to start Winter Season at Myrtle Point Park
First Sat. of the Month
“X is for xylem” Original watercolor by Christina Allen from the book “A Farmer’s Alphabet” written by Charles Long
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
Meet & Greet SoMD Sierra Club and PTLT
Join us as we work to make St. Mary’s clean and green! On November 6th, the Southern Maryland Sierra Club will host a joint meeting with Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust to discuss and plan upcoming projects and goals. This meeting is open to the public. Depending on group size we will be having break out work sessions on topics including (but not limited to) bike & pedestrian access in St. Mary’s county, native plant gardens, trail mapping and more! We will begin with a meet & greet with snacks and tea provided. Bring your own reusable travel mug for tea & take it to go after learning more about the campaign for zero waste!
Upcoming Events with PTLT:
The award winning film
sponsored by Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust
(Click TOMORROW above for the trailer for the film)
will be screened
At St. Mary’s College, Cole Cinema, Nov. 9, 2017 8-10 PM
Dec. 1st at Battle Creek Cyprus Swamp 7-9 PM.
PTLT Attends the Patuxent Wildlife Refuge Festival!
PTLT joined in on the Patuxent Wildlife Festival in Laurel, MD on Oct. 21st. PTLT has most of it’s properties in St. Mary’s County but we are chartered for the lower five counties. So we are trying to expand our presence in the more northern counties. We had a great time on Saturday and met lots new Friends! We also are eager to partner with the Wildlife Refuge with some of our activities.
PTLT meets the locals at the Patuxent Wildlife Refuge
Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust Awarded Major Grants
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
Beautiful Day on the Patuxent with PTLT and the Riverkeeper!
PTLT’s Trails Group (water, hiking, and bicycling)
held a Kayak Paddle, in conjunction with the Patuxent Riverkeeper on Sept. 9th. About 25 people attended. If you are interested in getting e-news from our Trails Group, you may sign up here.
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