The Conservancy for Charles County is the only qualified local land trust operating exclusively in Charles County, Maryland. We are dedicated to preserving Charles County’s rural character and natural resources– its open space, farmland, forests, wetlands, natural habitats, and abundant historic assets.
Monitoring an easement on Hoghole Run
Founded in 1996 by local residents, we are a tax-exempt charitable 501(c)(3) organization. We are membership-based, all-volunteer and depend on dues, donations, and grants to fund our preservation and education efforts.
We are affiliated with the Land Trust Alliance, a national umbrella corporation of land trusts, and have adopted its Standards and Practices of governance, accountability, ethical conduct, compliance with laws, ensuring sound transactions, effective management of preservationand stewardship programs, financial stability, and proper record-keeping and permanent protection.
We partner with the Maryland Environmental Trust, a quasi-public land trust in the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
Jim Long receives the Heritage award
Gwen Brewer receives Recognition Award for 9(!) years of service
Commissioner Robinson adds to Jim’s haul
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Walter H. (Hal) Delaplane, President
Matt Simpson, Vice President
Ellen Cline, Secretary
Austin Doherty, Treasurer
Lloyd S. Bowling, Sr
Charles County Landscapes