Farms, Forests, & Streams
in Northwestern Baltimore Co. Maryland.
The Land Preservation Trust (LPT) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit which preserves open space for future generations throughout northwest Baltimore County.
Promoting the value of land preservation, its benefits in sustaining healthy resources and habitat.
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LPT BY THE NUMBERS:
Connected Acres in the
target area of 20,000 acres of preserved land
LPT Preserved Acres
Permanently Preserved Properties
LPT announces an ambitious goal of permanently protecting 20,000 contiguous acres by the end of 2020.
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Our area is shaped by rivers and streams.
Piney Run, Western Run, Georges Run, Black Rock Run, and other major waterways are the landmarks we use to define our geography.
These rivers and streams feed into Prettyboy and Loch Raven reservoirs, which are major drinking water sources for the entire Baltimore Metropolitan Area. From these reservoirs, the water re-enters the Gunpowder River watershed and flows to the Chesapeake Bay. Protecting our farms and forests protects the quality of the metropolitan drinking water and the Bay.
Protecting land protects water quality
A CONSERVATION CHAMPION SHEILA McCREERY JACKSON
Our vibrant preservation community was only beginning in 1986, when Mrs. Jackson placed a Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation (MALPF) easement on her Upperco farm. She also recognized the importance of encouraging the next generation of farmers to steward the land, working with the Future Farmers of America and leading a FFA delegation to China. While Mrs. Jackson passed away in 1997, her family continued to actively support land preservation, donating a Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) easement on an adjacent farm, and also working with the Land Preservation Trust.