Way of Life
When we conserve land, we invest in our quality of life and protect our way of life.
When we protect our land, our rivers are cleaner. That means we can turn on the tap and have a glass of pure drinking water.
When we protect our land, we can enjoy parks in the city and suburbs that are green and full of life.
When we protect farmland, we keep working lands in family hands and we can have delicious, local and healthy food on our tables.
When we protect our land, we sustain wildlife populations for outdoorsmen, blue crab populations on the Eastern Shore and streams that are clean and full of trout for fishermen.
When we protect our land, we can go for a hike on the Appalachian Trail and see a spectacular view at McAfee Knob.
When we protect our land, we preserve historic places and lands that teach us about and connect us to our past.
But if we don’t prioritize land conservation, we put at risk much of what we value in our lives: clean water, healthy food, exercise, recreation and relaxation, and, in some cases, our livelihoods.