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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

200-Acre Historic Farm Conserved in Somerset County

Easement Protects Open Space and Waterfowl Habitat on the Lower Eastern Shore

A new conservation easement of more than 200 acres will permanently protect important farmland and wildlife habitat in Oriole. Property owner Kevin Barr donated the tract to the Maryland Environmental Trust to safeguard its scenic open space and wetlands.

“We are grateful for Mr. Barr’s efforts to protect the habitat and help keep this farmland a productive part of the local economy,” said Maryland Environmental Trust Director Bill Leahy.

The newly-preserved Somerset County property is adjacent to other protected lands, and provides sweeping views of farmland and wetlands along the Manokin River.

The parcel has great historical significance on the Lower Eastern Shore. The farm’s main residence — Almodington — is the oldest building within the Manokin Historic District, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hope the taxpayers aren't paying for any of this.

Anonymous said...

6:51 Letters are grouped together to form words which then form sentences in order to convey information such as: "Property owner Kevin Barr donated the tract to the Maryland Environmental Trust to safeguard its scenic open space and wetlands."

Anonymous said...

There is a small dollar amount to be expected for legal work, then property oversight and protection, which is paid for out of state funds. The total amount should be very, very small.

Anonymous said...

MET easements are donated.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Hope the taxpayers aren't paying for any of this.

January 11, 2017 at 6:51 PM

They are!

Anonymous said...

MET is a FRAUD!! Only idiots would donate land to them.

Anonymous said...

I own a large waterfront farm, have no children to leave it to and will probably do the same thing. How am I an idiot? Where do you live and how much land do you own? I didn't get to where I am by being dumb!