The Land Preservation Trust (LPT) has worked to protect Baltimore County’s agricultural and rural heritage for more than 33 years. LPT is dedicated to the preservation of the region's historic landscape, habitat, and water quality. The Piney Run Watershed Rural Legacy Area sponsored by LPT is the most successful Rural Legacy Area funded by the State of Maryland. To date, property owners have worked with LPT to permanently preserve more than 352 properties containing over 12,800 acres. 

LPT has also developed Shawn Downs into a state of the art steeplechase course to celebrate the equestrian heritage of the area. The Legacy Chase held in September has annually raised upwards of $250,000 of support for oncology patients at GBMC. 

President and Executive Director, George Hundt, Jr.

George Hundt, Jr. is the first Executive Director of the Land Preservation Trust. He previously worked on Wall Street primarily with J.P.Morgan, and has also been a stone mason and teacher.  He holds a degree in philosophy from Georgetown University, an MBA from New York University, and a Master of Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.  He is co-author of the peer-reviewed “The Plan for the Valleys: Assessing the Vision of Ian McHarg and David Wallace,” which was abridged from his Master’s thesis.

Our Board of Directors


Victoria C. Collins, Chair


George S. Hundt, Jr., President and Executive Director 

Edward A. Halle, Jr., Esq., Vice-President and Secretary


Charles C. Fenwick, Jr., Vice-President

Charles E. Vieth, Treasurer

Jack O'D. Fisher


Jack S. Griswold

Gail P. Riepe

Nancy M. Roberts

Easement Committee


Victoria C. Collins


Jack O'D. Fisher


Edward A. Halle, Jr., Esq. 

Ann H. Jones

Nancy M. Roberts

Gail P. Riepe

Shawan Downs Committee

Charles C. Fenwick, Jr.

Shockey Gillett

Danielle B. Oster


Staff: Ann H. Jones,  Easement and Rural Legacy Administrator

Danielle B. Oster, Director of Development

Alexandria C. Smith, Special Events Administrator




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