Planning in Progress
By Andrew Arvizu, MHAA Assistant Administrator with Greg Bowen, Executive Director, American Chestnut Land Trust
Over the past 35 years, the American Chestnut Land Trust has worked to preserve the unique environmental and cultural history of Southern Maryland along the Chesapeake Bay.
The land trust protects vulnerable species, provides much needed wildlife habitats, and provides publicly accessible trails and water access. Starting with a 436-acre tract of land, they now oversee over 3,500 acres in an area known as the Parkers Creek Preserve, which includes a number of historical sites. The Parkers Creek community also includes the Brown United Methodist Church.