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Jones elected VP; Depkin and Martin elected to Board

We are pleased to annouce the election of Diane Jones as Vice President of the Harford Land Trust at our July Board meeting. Diane lives on her family farm near Darlington and has enjoyed the preserved land of Harford County her entire life. She is a programmer/analyst with the Social Security Administration and a loyal volunteer at the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company. She is an avid equestrian and birdwatcher. Diane joined the Board in 2013. 

Lee Depkin and Sam Martin have also joined as members of our Board of Directors. Lee has supported the Trust for many years in various volunteer capacities and brings a wealth of financial acumen and connections to Harford’s business community. Sam, a career farmer based in the Pylesville, provides strong ties to Harford’s agriculture community and experience with land management.

We are so successful because Harford Land Trust is, quite literally, a community organization. Our staff, volunteers, and members live in and love Harford County and understand the conservation priorities of the communities in which we work.

Harford Land Trust receives 2017 BGE Green Grant

The Harford Land Trust is the recipient of a 2017 Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) Green Grant award. The funds will be used in support of our 2017 Harvest Moon Auction & Dinner event on October 21.

BGE provides grants to qualifiying nonprofits in their service area with environmental focuses on conservation, eduction, energy efficiency, pollution prevention, and community engagement.

Kayak Poker Run 2017

Harford Land Trust Canoe Poker RunDATE: August 12, 2017
TIME: 9:30 AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call 410-836-2103 or email info@harfordlandtrust.org


HLT charts a new 5-year Strategic Plan

The Harford Land Trust Board of Directors, staff, and key stakeholders met at the Conowingo Visitor's Center in February 2017 to review the organizational vision, values, and mission adn outline HLT's goals for the next five years. In keeping with the recommendations of the Land Trust Alliance, we undertake this process every few years to ensure clarity of direction and as a basis for evaluating our progress. The 2017 – 2022 Strategic Plan, approved by the Board in April 2017, summarizes our seven goals along with a series of strategies and activities for achieving each goal.

Our primary goal of preserving and stewarding land in Harford County remains unchanged. Over the next five years, we also plan to increase awareness of our mission and opportunities for community recreation, stewardship, education, and volunteering. We intend to establish a Development Committee to oversee and direct our donor and membership programs to ensure a stable and growing base of financial support. A notable inclusion in the 2017 – 2022 Strategic Plan is a goal to attain accreditation through the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. While HLT already follows the Land Trust Standards and Practices, accreditation is an important next step to formalize our commitment to operating with the highest standards.