American Chestnut Land Trust
   Connecting people with the land

Canoing on Parkers Creek.

The American Chestnut Land Trust (ACLT) is a local land trust located in Calvert County, Maryland, an hour's drive from both Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. We invite you to explore ACLT's self-guided hiking trails on your own, join one of our guided canoe trips, or attend one of the activities included in our Calendar of Events to experience our beautiful 3,000-acre preserved area for yourself. We also invite you to get involved in protecting the most pristine watershed on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay by volunteering and becoming a member of the land trust.

ACLT is a nonprofit land conservation organization in Calvert County, Maryland. Originally founded in 1986 to save a small parcel of land containing the state's largest American Chestnut tree, today we have grown to a 3,000 acre preserved area surrounding the beautiful watersheds of Parkers Creek and Governors Run along the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay.

Find out how you can explore ACLT lands by foot or canoe and how you can get involved in ACLT's dynamic community of members and volunteers connecting people with the land.

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Annual Membership Meeting - Sat., Mar 14, 2015

Join ACLT for our Annual Members meeting on March 14th from 9:30am-12:00pm.

See News and Calendar for details.

Annual Meeting


28th Annual Membership Meeting
of the American Chestnut Land Trust
Saturday, March 14, 2015


St. John Vianney Family Life Center
470 Main Street
Prince Frederick, MD 20678


9:30 a.m. Registration & Refreshments
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Meeting & Presentations
Lunch to follow


Registration and Luncheon Payment requested by March 4, 2015
Catered lunch is $15 per person.


Keynote Speaker:
Bernie Fowler, Jr.
Founder, Farming 4 Hunger
“Building Community from the Ground Up”






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