Trust for Public Land’s Parks for People-Community Rivers Program in Maryland

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The Trust for Public Land’s Parks for People-Community Rivers program in Maryland is focused on the western Chesapeake Bay shoreline and tributaries of
the four major river systems-the Gunpowder, Patuxent, Patapsco, and Potomac.

Working with government agencies at the local, county, state, and federal levels and with local organizations, The Trust for Public Land’s goal is to see
one-third of the land along these shores protected as parks and open space.

Through a GIS analysis, the program has identified over 230,000 acres of high-priority unprotected lands within a mile of the western shore of Chesapeake Bay and the four tributaries. the program is seeking to collaborate with public and private partners to collectively advance protection of these lands and create one of the greenest and most natural metropolitan river park systems in America.

To learn more, please visit:

Or contact: Tom Gilbert, Regional Conservation Services Director-

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