Trustees Sought for Southern Maryland Land Trust Board

Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust, Inc. (PTLT) is seeking candidates for its Board of Trustees. PTLT’s mission is protect rural lands, forests and streams in perpetuity for future generations.  PTLT was founded in 1996 and currently holds over 5,450-acres in 34 separate conservation easements.  We are a 501(3)(C) non-profit corporation managed by a citizen Board of Trustees.  Our focus area includes portions of the tidal Patuxent River watershed including St. Mary’s County, Southeastern Prince Georges County, opportunity areas of Calvert County and Southern Anne Arundel County.  We procure easements under various State and federal programs including Maryland’s Rural Legacy Program, Maryland’s Stateside Program Open Space, the Department of Defense Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) program and via donation working with Maryland’s Environmental Trust. We are seeking candidates for our Board of Trustees.  Board terms are 3-years with an option for renewal; we do not yet have term limits. We are seeking individuals interested in advancing land conservation and promoting and protecting green infrastructure as a means of counter-balancing area development and development pressures on the streams, forests and wetlands and associated habitat areas of southern Maryland.  Our work also protects forests and aids in ecological resiliency and adaptation to climate change.  If you are interested, please send a note explaining your interest with your resume or CV by e-mail to Andrew@ptlt.org or SaveLand@ptlt.org.  You may also send questions to learn more about the role.  We will review submitted information and get back to you about your interest and the likely fit.  Likely next steps will include meeting with members of the organization before you commit to the Board.  The Board of Trustees is an uncompensated, volunteer position, but you will learn about and engage in local land conservation efforts and be part of a lasting effort to protect valuable ecosystems and threatened habitat in perpetuity.  The Board meets four times per year, with ongoing volunteer committee and social opportunities.

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