Upcoming events

    • 04 Nov 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • St. James Episcopal Church, 3100 Monkton Road, Monkton MD 21111

    Everyone is welcome to The Manor Conservancy's annual members' meeting on November 4 at 6:30 pm, at St.  James Episcopal Church, 3100 Monkton Road. Members will elect the Board of Directors and approve a few motions. There will also be a speaker and the Sergeant Murphy Land Preservation Award will be presented.

    Questions? Please contact

What is land preservation?

Land preservation is a powerful tool to keep land from being developed in exchange for tax benefits and/or cash. Click the link above for more information.

  How can I preserve my property?

A deed of easement is a legal document that spells out the details of the agreement between the property owner and the organization that is granted an easement. Click the link above for more information.

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.

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Want to know who your elected officials are? Click here to enter your address and find out who your federal and state representatives are (Maryland addresses only).  Click here for Baltimore County council representatives.  Click here for Harford County council representatives.

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