Conservancy for Charles County awarded Jan Hollmann Grant
The Conser vancy for Charles County was awarded a $4,500 Jan Hollmann Grant at the Mar yland Land Conservation Conference held recently near Reisterstown.
The Jan Hollmann Grant is awarded annually to selected land trusts in Maryland to support their conservation, outreach, and stewardship programs. It is administered by the Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) and matching funds are provided by the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA). The Conservancy’s grant is to support its stewardship program, enhance monitoring efficiency, and make upgrades to its easement documentation.
The grant is named in honor of Jan Hollmann, a noted Maryland conservationist who exemplified citizen leadership of local land trusts. Hollmann co-founded the Severn River Land Trust and the Arundel Conservation Trust and served on the Severn River Commission. She died in 1990.
The Conser vancy for Charles County is a 501(c)(3) charitable tax-exempt organization. Founded in 1996, the Conservancy is operated by county residents who volunteer their time and talents to preserve and protect the scenic, natural, forest, agricultural, rural, and historic areas of Charles County for the benefit of the general public. In partnership with MET, the Conservancy holds 26 conservation easements that were voluntarily donated by private landowners and amount to 1,800 acres throughout the county.
The group is actively seeking members and volunteers to help in their work. To learn more about how to help or how to preser ve your land, call 301-932-5714 or write to P.O. Box 1358, Waldorf, MD 20604, or go to www.conservecharles.org.
Conservancy For Charles County President Hal Delaplane receives the 2017 Janice Hollmann Grant from Margo Bartosh, Assistant Chief to the Landscape Architecture Division, Office of Environmental Design in the State Highway Administration.