Working together for the Heart of Maryland
The Heart of Maryland Conservation Alliance is a network of partners and people fostering collaborative conservation of our region’s significant farmlands, forests, water, and historical and recreational resources. Our priority focus areas for collaboration are:
- Antietam Creek watershed;
- Antietam National Battlefield;
- Potomac River and the C&O Canal National Historical Park;
- South Mountain, including South Mountain Battlefield, Washington and Gathland State Parks, and the Appalachian Trail;
- Catoctin Creek watershed;
- Catoctin Mountain highlands;
- Lower Monocacy River watershed;
- Monocacy National Battlefield and National Heritage Area;
- Sugarloaf Mountain.
Our vision is a future in which our region’s history, forests, farmland, mountains, and streams are conserved and protected, enriching the quality of life for all who live, work, and visit here.
We do this by:
- Serving as a convenor;
- Helping develop regional solutions to conserving land and water;
- Strengthening existing and ongoing conservation efforts;
- Welcoming groups and people from other sectors;
- Providing a clearinghouse to promote dialogue and support; and,
- Promoting a consistent, positive, and powerful voice for conservation in our region.
How we work:
HMCA is guided by a steering committee, or Core Team, of partners. All partners are invited to participate in work groups that take on special projects to achieve more together than we can alone.