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    • 10 Apr 2020

    March 14, 2020

    Dear friends,

    In light of the recent decisions to cancel international travel, the suspension of national sports events and the closure of Maryland schools, The Board of Directors of The Manor Conservancy has made the difficult decision to cancel the Calcutta Party on April 10. While the situation may be different next month or even tomorrow we considered the risks and benefits to the community and to The Manor Conservancy and the choice was clear – public health and safety come first.

    If you have already purchased tickets you may choose to recharacterize your purchase as a tax-deductible donation to The Manor Conservancy, or we will be happy to issue a refund.

    We have begun discussing holding a fundraiser later this year in lieu of the Calcutta and will notify you as information becomes available.

    Please feel free to contact us at (240) 389-2531 or with any questions or concerns.


    Henry C. Pitts, President

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Matching Fund donations

A generous donor is matching donations to our Iglehart Fund, used to preserve land that is imminently threatened by development, up to $100,000. Won't you help us protect land today?
Collected: $68,699.01
Goal: $100,000.00

Our Mission

The Manor Conservancy works to preserve the predominantly rural character of Northern Baltimore and Harford Counties, to resist the spread of development and sprawl, to guard the water and air quality, and to support and encourage groups and activities intent on improving the environment.

We support preservation and protection and these conservation values:

  • Sustainable economies: Agriculture, forestry, recreation
  • Scenic beauty: Open space and rural landscapes 
  • Clean water: Streams and Chesapeake watersheds 
  • Natural habitat: Native plants, trees, and wildlife
  • Historic heritage: Historically and culturally significant areas

The community plays a significant role through participation in conservation programs, including a vehicle called a Deed of Easement.  An easement is a legal agreement between a landowner and a government organization or a land trust that protects land and its natural resources from unwanted development. This protection lasts forever, even if the property is later sold. Learn More

AREA MAP: Click to see Area Map  Our territory extends from the core of the My Lady's Manor National Historic District, encompasses the Manor Rural Legacy Area in Baltimore and Harford Counties, and reaches into the agricultural and open space land north to the Maryland Line.

This video features our Treasurer, Thorne Gould, and several Directors and members talking about land preservation. Thanks to Willie White Media for putting it together.

A short video about our mission


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