Celebrating 75,000 Acres Preserved & Growing
In 2020, Carroll County reached the milestone of 75,000 acres preserved. This is 75% of the 100,000-acre goal. To celebrate the occasion, the Fall Harvest Celebration at the Farm Museum featured Celebrating 75,000 Acres Preserved & Growing. The celebration included a commemorative ceremony, a bus tour of nearby preserved farms, and an agricultural land preservation exhibit. The event was held on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at the Carroll County Farm Museum and was free to the public.
An educational campaign accompanied the event promoting the benefits of preservation to the community and the importance of public support for “growing” preserved land acreage to attain the remaining 25,000 acres.
A community-based committee worked with staff to guide the event planning.
- Jason Dudderar, Co-Chair
- Karen Hecht, Co-Chair
- Bill Schrodel, Co-Chair
- Crystal Dell
- Tom Irwin
- Bob Shirley
The event was funded through community sponsorships.
- Carroll County Land Trust
- Carroll County Sportsmen Association
- Carrollton Hounds
- Dell Brothers, Inc.
- Heritage Realty Services
- Hull Company Accountants, Inc.
- Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development
- MD-Delight Dairy
- MidAtlantic Farm Credit
- R.F. Warner Sons, Inc.
Watch the Celebrating 75,000 Acres Preserved & Growing video for footage of some of our beautiful farms and interviews with preserved farm owners.
Limited Edition Posters
Posters were created from the original artwork of Mary Jeanne Coles, a preserved farm owner in Carroll County. The art depicts the Green Valley Farm near New Windsor. Each poster is hand-signed by the artist. The posters are available for $20 each, the proceeds of which go to Carroll County Land Trust. To purchase a poster, contact the Ag Pres Program staff.
For more information, contact the Ag Pres Program staff at 410-386-2214 or CarrollAgPres@CarrollCountyMD.gov