Cove Point Natural Heritage Trust

COVE POINT NATURAL HERITAGE TRUST

The mission of the Cove Point Natural Heritage Trust is to preserve and protect ecologically sensitive sites at Cove Point and vicinity through land conservation, scientific research, and environmental education.

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Cove Point Natural Heritage Trust
11785 Clifton Drive
P.O. Box 336
Lusby, MD 20657
410.394.1300

 

Cove Point Natural Heritage Trust

CPNHT is a non-profit Trust located in Calvert County. Our mission is to preserve and protect ecologically sensitive sites in Southern Maryland through land conservation, acquisition, scientific research, and environmental education. Founded in 1994, the Trust is comprised of three member groups, Sierra Club, Maryland Conservation Council, and the owner of Dominion Cove Point LNG. Each group has two trustees along with a community trustee elected by the board.

This year’s education activities working in the public schools also included grants to several Calvert schools in support of green school projects. Workshops for scouts and other groups were held along with seasonal nature walks open to the general public. Recently the Trust has begun working with the county on water resource issues; CPNHT is currently funding the second year of GIS work to facilitate its availability for use in land planning and growth. We are also funding a new water monitoring program which will be part of the Water Resource Element now required for Comprehensive Plans.

Research opportunities at Cove Point are abundant. With the Living Shoreline project (see calendar) and its restoration element there are several areas that need to be examined in addition to the required monitoring. We have or are awaiting requests for updates on several surveys of species at Cove Point.

The Trust continues to explore possibilities for new land acquisition. The talks concerning acquisition of the adjacent TNC Hemlock Preserve continue with some hope of resolution in the near future. Meanwhile we continue to monitor our other parcels and continue the preservation and restoration work at Hellen Creek.

For update on our activities please check our Upcoming Activities section here or call at 410-394-1300.

Bob Boxwell, Executive Director Cove Point Natural Heritage Trust

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