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We have lost a dear friend and Board member. Gloria Cameron, our vice-president and a driving force behind The Manor Conservancy, has died after a long struggle with cancer.  As a long-time resident of Monkton, Gloria was deeply involved in preserving the rural character and traditions of the area.  No task was too large or too small; from preparing tax returns to stuffing envelopes to submitting grant proposals, Gloria relentlessly moved our organization forward. 

A project she was particularly interested in was the restoration of Fugate House, a stone structure in the heart of My Lady's Manor. Erected on Josiah Sparks's land (now Shepperd Road) before the Civil War, Fugate House had been rumored, but never proved, to have housed slaves. As part of Baltimore County's African-American history, the saga of Fugate House fascinated Gloria. The Manor Conservancy commissioned an investigation into Fugate's history and created plans to restore the structure. For more information about Fugate, click here. If you'd like to donate to this project in honor of and in memory of Gloria, please click here

Our thoughts and prayers are with Gloria's husband, Steve, and her children, Ellen and Evan.

Upcoming events

    • 07 Aug 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • 19718 Kirkwood Shop Road, White Hall, MD

    Come visit One Straw Farm in White Hall for a tour of this family-owned and -operated vegetable farm in Northern Baltimore County, Maryland. Lovingly tended by Drew and Joan Norman since 1983. One Straw Farm supplies families, restaurants and wholesalers with the finest produce through CSA shares and farmers' markets around the region. One Straw Farm is located at 19718 Kirkwood Shop Road in White Hall, MD.

    This event is free to members and their guests but you MUST pre-register.  Refreshments will be served and children are welcome.

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: $24,110.00
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.

A short video about our mission


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