Con­ser­vancy for Charles County awarded Jan Holl­mann Grant

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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.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

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.

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