How Best To Protect Land From Development?


How do you protect your property from development and preserve it for the future?

What are the tools available?

In over 30 years of protecting land with conservation easements, there’s a record of success, but what’s in the story for the future?

You’re invited to hear from two land conservation experts on Tuesday, July 16, at the next John Wright Speaker Series hosted by the Severn River Association.

The series is held at Union Jack’s Pub in Parole. Speakers begin at 7:00pm.

A $10 donation is requested at the door. Attendance at John Wright Speaker Series is free for SRA members. An individual membership is $35.

Special guests are from the Scenic Rivers Land Trust: Executive Director Rick Leader and Conservation Director Sarah Knebel.

They will explain how the land conservation process works and what that protection that actually brings to a property. Is the land off limits to development forever? If not, what do the limits actually achieve?

They’ll also explain the big opportunities that lie ahead for future protection.

Rick Leader has had a 30-year nonprofit career as an executive with the Chesapeake Bay Trust, Audubon and Scenic Rivers Land Trust.

He has hard-earned experience in organizational development, grant management, environmental education and outreach, and land preservation.

Sarah Knebel has spent the last four years at Scenic Rivers, diving into the Trust’s mission to protect special places.

This work includes outreach to landowners, drafting new easements and managing the conservation easement stewardship program.

What: Land Conservation: What Have We Learned So Far?
When: Tuesday, July 16, from 7:00pm-9:00pm
Where: Union Jack’s of Annapolis, 2072 Sumerville Rd., Annapolis, MD 21401
Donation: $10 at the door. Attendance is free for SRA members.


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