Professional services providers are invited to join Scenic Rivers Land Trust for an in-person breakfast briefing at Smashing Grapes in Annapolis covering the legal and tax framework of conservation easements.

Over the last several years, Scenic Rivers Land Trust has secured millions of dollars in grants for landowners who want to permanently protect their land.

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet while learning about significant income, property, and estate tax benefits that might be available to your clients. Program highlights include an overview of current funding sources for protecting forests and agricultural land.

All professional services providers are welcome, though the content of the presentation is geared toward lawyers, realtors, and tax and financial advisors.

Scenic Rivers is the most active land trust in Anne Arundel County, holding 71 conservation easements that protect over 3,200 acres.

Speakers Include:

  • Joan Renner, Chief Financial Officer, The Brick Companies
  • Ben Wechsler, Member, Yumkas Vidmar Sweeney & Mulrenin, LLC,
  • Kristen Maneval, Senior Counsel, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
  • Sarah Knebel, Executive Director, Scenic Rivers Land Trust

Registration is FREE but required by October 28.

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Complimentary breakfast buffet service begins at 8 am. The program will begin promptly at 8:30 am.

For more information please contact Sarah Knebel at or 410-980-6837.

This event is generously supported by Keep Maryland Beautiful, Maryland Environmental Trust, Maryland Department of Transportation, Forever Maryland Foundation, Mars Foundation, and the Paul and Maxine Frohring Foundation.