MET hosted the 2018 Maryland Land Conservation Conference on May 17 at the Maritime Conference Center in Linthicum Heights, MD.
The annual conference was attended by more than 140 people from 83 organizations across the Chesapeake Bay region. The land conservation conference is the only statewide event of its kind in Maryland and provides an opportunity to unite land trusts, conservancies, governmental organizations, heritage organizations, members of the agricultural community and other partners for a comprehensive discussion about the present and future challenges and opportunities facing the land conservation movement in our region.
Attendees enjoyed education workshops, lightning talks series and peer-to-peer networking opportunities. The conference offered a variety of topics aimed at expanding the impact and relevance of land conservation, exploring themes related to land stewardship, using science and technology to further conservation goals, attracting the next generation of conservation and community stewards, and enhancing organizational development and sustainability
Moving forward, MET will seek to continue these conversations throughout the year and build on this year’s conference, while exploring new opportunities to build a stronger, more resilient and durable conservation movement in Maryland.