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News Release, St. Mary’s County Public Information Office

LEONARDTOWN, MD – The Maryland Agriculture Land Preservation Foundation (MALPF) has extended the date for receiving applications for the Fiscal Year 2021 Easement Cycle until May 15, 2020.

A landowner who has a minimum of 50 contiguous acres, is not in the 10-year water and sewer plan for the county and has a minimum of 50% Class I, II, or III soils can apply to sell an easement to MALPF.

It is yet to be determined how many applications MALPF will accept from each county. All easement applications must be received by the Department of Economic Development Agriculture Division by May 15, 2020.

Once applications are received, they will be ranked by the St. Mary’s County Agriculture Land Preservation Advisory Board (ALPAB) using the state mandated Land Evaluation and Site Assessment (LESA) system. The top ranked applications will be submitted to the state for easement consideration.

For more information and applications, call the Department of Economic Development Agriculture Division at (240) 309-4021.


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David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...