Our Home in the Heart of Maryland
Whether your family has lived here for generations or recently arrived, you know this place is special — from Sideling Hill Creek on the western edge of Washington County to the mouth of the Monocacy River in eastern Frederick County. Our forests, streams, working farms, and history draws outdoor adventurers and heritage tourists from all over the U.S. and beyond. That’s why we are known as the Heart of Maryland.
Everything that draws us to this place also draws new residents; who wouldn’t want to live here, after all? As our population grows, we can can retain our rural landscape and heritage. Assisting private landowners who want to protect their land through voluntary conservation easements is part of the solution.
That’s why so many people are working together like never before. The Heart of Maryland Conservation Alliance is a network of dozens of agencies, land trusts, and other nonprofits.
Think of this . . . the view from the Appalachian Trail, the quiet woods around Catoctin Mountain Park or Cunningham Falls, the farmland surrounding Antietam National Battlefield for the C&O Canal. Part of what makes our public lands so special are the forests and working farms nearby.