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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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
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!
PTLT Kayak Paddle and Guided Naturalist Talks Sept. 9th
Join Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust and the Patuxent Riverkeeper for a paddle on the water. Individuals can go out in groups with or without a guide to hear about the history of the beautiful Patuxent River. Naturalists and biologists will give talks about our watershed ecology, impacts and the protections provided by land conservation. Donations accepted; Kayak rentals available (or bring your own). It will be a great time. Rain date of Sept. 16th.
Questions: contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-862-3421
To reserve a kayak: email@example.com
See ya on the River!
40th annual Patuxent River Appreciation Days
PRAD will be on Saturday, October 7, 2017, 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM. PTLT will have a tent there (Saturday only). Please stop by and see how you can help preserve open space in (Y)OUR community. The event is at the Calvert Marine Museum, at Solomon’s Island, MD. There will be food, music and lots of special events all day. Please come support PTLT.
PTLT Weed Warriors!
CSM students ready to attack Alien Invasive Plants!
Frank gave a class/workshop on alien invasive plants and vine removal from trees at the College of Southern MD, Leonardtown Campus, on April 7, 2017. About 40 students and 2 instructors participated. It was a great group of students who made short work of helping save the trees on campus. To join the Weed Warriors activities (generally in the fall and winter), or for more info, contact Frank at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mapping at Myrtle Point!
A great group of PTLT volunteers (and “Helen” the dog) assembled to help update the Trail maps at Myrtle Point Park on March 25, 2017. After hiking the trails, adding GPS points, and assembling the combined notes, volunteers will now create a new map and tri-fold trail guide for visitors to the park.
Four PTLT Board Members and Executive Director Attended LTA Workshop at Harper’s Ferry,
WV, Sept. 9, 2016
Appalachian Trail Across the Potomac River, Harper’s Ferry, WV
It was an intense day of Planning for Your Land Trust’s Future with break-out sessions for Tactical Planning. Although it was very hot, many of us went on a short one mile hike, at lunch time, along the Appalachian Trail, which runs right next door to the Mather Training Center. Thanks to the Land Trust Alliance for all their help and support of Land Trusts across the United States.
Friends of PTLT enjoyed the Second Annual Cruise, to Tangiers Island!
Coming into Tangiers Island
Friends of PTLT had another wonderful excursion in August 2016 to visit Tangier Island aboard the North Star, with Captain Butch Cornelius. We ate fresh seafood for lunch on the Island. Then we had a chance to walk, rent a bicycle, or golf cart, and tour the Island on our own. There were shops to visit, a nice local museum, two ice cream shops, and a lovely beach to walk at the end of the Island. We are already making plans for next years’ trip. Please join us!
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
MET, Maryland Environmental Trust, Summit, May 6-7, 2016
Keeping Conservation and Land Trusts Vital for the Next Century in Maryland
Two PTLT Board Members attended the MET Summit in May. It was an inspirational 2-day event. PTLT President, Frank Allen, also received the Janice Hollman Grant for our St. Mary’s College Summer Intern Program.
Past 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
Dec. 1st at Battle Creek Cyprus Swamp 7-9 PM.
(Contact us if your organization would like a film screening!0