22nd Annual Membership Meeting Held
We hosted our 22nd Annual Membership Meeting on March 22nd at Fiore Winery in Pylesville. There, we named Ben Lloyd as the new president and welcomed new directors Diane Jones, Jo Tyson, and Mike Zeller. Ben is a ninth-generation Harford Countian and has served on the board since 2008. He replaced Harry Webster, who stepped down after 8 years of presidency and 12 years on the board. Harry received our annual Conservation Award for his efforts. Also stepping down were long time board members Dennis Kirkwood and Les Eastman. Linn Griffiths was named secretary and joined Vice President Rick Post and Treasurer Jim Morris as an officer.
Jonathan McKnight provided a very informative and entertaining keynote speech about invasive species in Maryland and their control. He is the Associate Director of the Maryland DNR Wildlife & Heritage Service, which protects rare, threatened and endangered species and natural areas.
Nearly 100 people attended, including our environmental partners throughout Maryland. Harford County Council President Billy Boniface and Councilmembers Richard Slutzky and Chad Shrodes also attended, and they presented a proclamation on behalf of the Council and the County Executive to Harry Webster and Dennis Kirkwood in recognition of their work to improve Harford County. Longtime member and supporter James Thomas, founder of Jarrettsville Nurseries, presented us a special contribution of $5000.
Incoming President Ben Lloyd
James Thomas presents his gift. L->R:
Spring 2014 Newsletter
We recently mailed our Spring 2014 newsletter to members. It is available here if you would like to read it online: Spring 2014 Newsletter
Monk's Creek: Ward Property
In 2013, the HLT acquired 54 acres adjacent to their Otter Creek property.
Kayak Poker Run 2013 a Success
The Harford Land Trust held its 3rd annual Kayak Poker Run on May 5, 2013. The event was a resounding success, with over 40 participants and over 20 volunteers. We would like to thank all those involved again, especially our volunteers and our sponors, listed below:
- Donegal Insurance Group
- Abingdon Family Dentistry
- Lassen, Marine & Webster Inc.
- MacGregor's Restaurant
- Autumn Sky Outfitters
- Sumner T. McKnight Foundation
- Ben Boniface Lower Deer Creek Valley Memorial Fund
- Glen Cove Marina
Here are some photographs from the event. If you couldn't make it, or would like some more kayaking action, consider attending our upcoming Broad Creek Kayak, Canoe & Picnic Event.