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MET Invites Community To Participate In Online Survey

Deadline is March 18

Annapolis, Md. (February 23, 2011) — The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) invites the public to participate in an online community survey to share thoughts about land conservation and the overall direction of MET. The 25 question survey will take less than 10 minutes to complete and will provide MET with information and ideas to consider as the organization begins its strategic planning for the next 5 to 10 years.

To take the community survey, please click here before the March 18 deadline. For more information or to receive a survey by mail, please contact Lisa Holmes at (410) 514-7901 or

A statewide land trust governed by a citizen board of trustees and affiliated with the Department of Natural Resources, the Maryland Environmental Trust was established in 1967 by the Maryland General Assembly. MET is one of the oldest and most successful land trusts in the country. It holds more than 1,022 easements totaling over 127,000 acres across the State. MET promotes the protection of open land through its Land Conservation Program, Monitoring and Stewardship Program and Local Land Trust Assistance Program. MET also provides grants to environmental education projects through the Keep Maryland Beautiful Program. For more information, visit

   February 23, 2011

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages nearly one-half million acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 11 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at