Maryland Heritage Areas Authority Releases Strategic Plan

On March 24, 2010, the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority released its Strategic Plan for 2010-2020. The plan, which received extensive public input over the past two years, is designed to assist the Maryland Heritage Areas Program in meeting the challenge of managing a mature system of state Heritage Areas and sustaining that system over time. Continue reading

Apply Now for Designation as a Preserve America Steward

The next quarterly deadline for submitting applications to the Preserve America Stewards program is June 1, 2010. Preserve America Stewards is a federal program which recognizes organizations and agencies that successfully use volunteers to help care for our historic properties. Preserve America Stewards receive a designation letter and certificate of recognition signed by First Lady Michelle Obama. Continue reading

National Recreational Trail Grants Available – Applications Due July 1, 2010

Each year Maryland is apportioned National Recreational Trails Program funds through the Federal Surface Transportation Equity Act for disbursement to qualifying projects. These funds, administered by the Maryland State Highway Administration, have made it possible for communities across the State to develop, improve and maintain trails in order to provide access to Maryland’s awesome natural and recreational resources. Continue reading

Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage

Six Counties and More Than 50 Properties Featured on 2010 Tour

The annual Maryland House & Garden Pilgrimage (MHGP) returns this spring over four consecutive weekends from Sunday, April 25 through Sunday, May 16, 2010. A Maryland tradition for seventy-three years, the MHGP offers visitors the opportunity to explore some of Maryland’s most fascinating and noteworthy properties. Continue reading