DNR: Worcester County Gets More Than $1 Million to Preserve Land - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

DNR: Worcester County Gets More Than $1 Million to Preserve Land

Posted:
A Piney Run Rural Legacy Easement A Piney Run Rural Legacy Easement

MARYLAND – The Maryland Department of Natural Resources said the state's Rural Legacy Program will receive $16.03 million in fiscal year 2015.

The money will be used in the form of grants to permanently preserve working farms and other important natural lands throughout Maryland, according to DNR.

Governor Martin O'Malley and the Board of Public Works approved the funding Wednesday in Annapolis.

“This year, through the Rural Legacy program, we are again pleased to protect thousands of critical acres - acres vital to the prosperity of Maryland and its citizens,” Governor O'Malley said. “Never to be developed, these lands will work in perpetuity enhancing air and water quality, providing habitat to plant and wildlife, hosting working farms and showcasing their beautiful scenery.”

The recipients are listed below:

Agricultural Security Corridor (Kent, Cecil, Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot counties) $650,000 Anne Arundel South (Anne Arundel) $1,203,000

Coastal Bays (Worcester) $1,060,000

Deer Creek (Harford County) $1,265,000

Dividing Creek (Somerset and Worcester) $600,000

Gunpowder (Baltimore) $179,000

Lands End (Queen Anne's County) $555,233

Little Pipe Creek/Upper Patapsco (Carroll) $800,000

Manor (Harford) $698,500

Mattapany (St. Mary's) $212,979

Mid-Maryland Frederick (Frederick) $2,100,000

Mid-Maryland Washington (Washington) $1,445,000

Mountain Ridge (Allegany) $575,000

Nanticoke (Dorchester) $690,000

Patuxent (Prince George's) $1,080,000

Piney Run (Baltimore) $1,390,288

Quantico Creek (Wicomico) $300,000

Zekiah (Charles) $1,230,000

DNR said Maryland's Rural Legacy Program provides funding to preserve large tracts of natural lands and their natural resource-based industries.

The program was enacted by the General Assembly in 1997.

The 11-member Rural Legacy Advisory Committee, and the associated Board, is comprised of Maryland's Agriculture, Natural Resources and Planning Secretaries who review grant applications annually.

The three member Board of Public Works is composed of Governor O'Malley (chair), Treasurer Nancy Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot. BPW is authorized by the General Assembly to approve major construction and consultation contracts, equipment purchases, property transactions and other procurement transactions.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Dewey Commissioners Promise Change After New Information on Police Department Program

    Dewey Commissioners Promise Change after New Information on Police Department Program

    Jan 15, 2018 4:10 PM2018-01-15 21:10:00 GMT
    Monday, January 15 2018 7:50 PM EST2018-01-16 00:50:27 GMT
    DEWEY BEACH, Del.- Dewey Beach's new government is taking action after learning of the town's involvement in a federal surplus equipment program. Late last year, the town approved an audit into each town department's finances after the police involvementMore
    DEWEY BEACH, Del.- Dewey Beach's new government is taking action after learning of the town's involvement in a federal surplus equipment program. Late last year, the town approved an audit into each town department's finances after the police involvement More
  • Clean Water Surcharge Proposed in Delaware

    Clean Water Surcharge Proposed in Delaware

    Jan 15, 2018 7:20 PM2018-01-16 00:20:00 GMT
    Monday, January 15 2018 7:20 PM EST2018-01-16 00:20:09 GMT
    Gun sales, minimum wage hike and death penalty. Three issues on legislators' minds as they gavel back into session Tuesday. (Photo: WBOC)Gun sales, minimum wage hike and death penalty. Three issues on legislators' minds as they gavel back into session Tuesday. (Photo: WBOC)
    DOVER, Del. --- Taxes this year are expected to consider legislation to add a surcharge of up to $40 or $80 to Delawareans' personal income taxes to fund a trust for projects to improve water quality around the state. House Bill 270 would fund the clean wMore
    DOVER, Del. --- Taxes this year are expected to consider legislation to add a surcharge of up to $40 or $80 to Delawareans' personal income taxes to fund a trust for projects to improve water quality around the state. House Bill 270 would fund the clean wMore
  • Flu Reaches Epidemic Level, Affecting Delmarva

    Flu Reaches Epidemic Level, Affecting Delmarva

    Jan 15, 2018 6:25 PM2018-01-15 23:25:00 GMT
    Monday, January 15 2018 6:25 PM EST2018-01-15 23:25:15 GMT
    Salisbury, Md.- In the waiting room of Express Care in Salisbury sits the Lewis family. Mom, Rebecca, comforts 7-year-old Layla who is waiting to get her flu shot. And just like Layla, many people are receiving their vaccines amid extreme flu cases througMore
    Salisbury, Md.- In the waiting room of Express Care in Salisbury sits the Lewis family. Mom, Rebecca, comforts 7-year-old Layla who is waiting to get her flu shot. And just like Layla, many people are receiving their vaccines amid extreme flu cases througMore
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Family Without Propane as Temperatures Drop

    Family Without Propane as Temperatures Drop

    Jan 15, 2018 4:46 PM2018-01-15 21:46:00 GMT
    Monday, January 15 2018 4:59 PM EST2018-01-15 21:59:48 GMT
    SEAFORD, Del.- A Sussex County woman says her family has been left in the cold--literally. Donna Niser says she is a customer of Peninsula Oil and Propane, and is currently sitting with an empty tank. She says late last week, she called for a delivery. "WMore
    SEAFORD, Del.- A Sussex County woman says her family has been left in the cold--literally. Donna Niser says she is a customer of Peninsula Oil and Propane, and is currently sitting with an empty tank. She says late last week, she called for a delivery. "WMore
  • Man Pleads Guilty to Rape and Attempted Murder

    Man Pleads Guilty to Rape and Attempted Murder

    11/03/2017 15:43:00 -04:002017-11-03 19:43:00 GMT
    Friday, November 3 2017 3:43 PM EDT2017-11-03 19:43:54 GMT
    A 31-year-old Dagsboro man will spend a minimum of 25 years in prison for crimes, including rape and attempted murder that he committed against a series of women.More
    A 31-year-old Dagsboro man will spend a minimum of 25 years in prison for crimes, including rape and attempted murder that he committed against a series of women.More
  • Flu Reaches Epidemic Level, Affecting Delmarva

    Flu Reaches Epidemic Level, Affecting Delmarva

    Jan 15, 2018 6:25 PM2018-01-15 23:25:00 GMT
    Monday, January 15 2018 6:25 PM EST2018-01-15 23:25:15 GMT
    Salisbury, Md.- In the waiting room of Express Care in Salisbury sits the Lewis family. Mom, Rebecca, comforts 7-year-old Layla who is waiting to get her flu shot. And just like Layla, many people are receiving their vaccines amid extreme flu cases througMore
    Salisbury, Md.- In the waiting room of Express Care in Salisbury sits the Lewis family. Mom, Rebecca, comforts 7-year-old Layla who is waiting to get her flu shot. And just like Layla, many people are receiving their vaccines amid extreme flu cases througMore
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices