Professional service providers are invited to join Scenic Rivers Land Trust for a breakfast buffet and an overview of the legal and tax framework of conservation easements. Over the last few years, Scenic Rivers Land Trust secured $2.3 million in grants for landowners who want to permanently protect their land.

Learn about significant income, property and estate tax benefits that might be available to your clients. Program highlights include updates to a local grant program that provides a per-acre cash incentive for landowners who protect forests and/or plant trees on qualified land. All professional service 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 68 conservation easements that protect well over 3,000 acres.

Speakers Include:

Nina Fisher, Scenic Rivers Land Trust, Board President
Ben Wechsler, Linowes and Blocher, Partner
Kristen Maneval, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Senior Transactions Counsel
Dick Davies, CohnReznick, Partner
David Ballard, Champion Financial Planning Group, President
Sarah Knebel, Scenic Rivers Land Trust, Conservation Director


8:30am—Doors and breakfast buffet opens
9:00am to 10:30am—Program

Registration is FREE but required by September 12th.

Register here:

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 and the Paul and Maxine Frohring Foundation​​​​​​​.