The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) aims to provide landowners with information and tools to permanently protect natural, historic and scenic resources.
Maryland Environmental Trust (MET), a state-wide land trust, is one of the oldest and most successful land trusts in the country. Created in 1967 as a quasi public entity, MET has grown to hold more than 1,060 conservation easements preserving over 130,000 acres of farms, forests, waterways, and historic and scenic resources.
Great place to volunteer! Everyone is super nice and helpful. MET does good work (read their mission statement) so your time is well spent here. You'll get plenty of opportunities to do the kind of activities you're interested in (GIS, land monitoring, writing/editing, etc.. many to choose from!), as well as learn about land conservation and stewardship in Maryland. I had a great time here and would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a rewarding volunteer experience!
The mission of MET is a vital one for our state and country, i.e. to protect our natural, historic and scenic resources. It is very satisfying to be able to contribute to that effort. The volunteer work preparation is very well organized and communication is easy and thorough.
It has been my pleasure to be able to volunteer for several years for MET.