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Washington County Receives $1,554,300 Grant for Rural Legacy Program

Washington County Receives $1,554,300 Grant for Rural Legacy Program

Washington County Receives $1,554.30 Grant for Rural Legacy Program
HAGERSTOWN, MD (December 2, 2021) – On Wednesday, December 1, 2021, the State of Maryland awarded Washington County $1,554,300 for their Rural Legacy Program.
 
Rural Legacy is a conservation easement program funded by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources that works to permanently preserve agriculturally, environmentally, and historically significant properties near Antietam Battlefield and its surrounding areas. The County settled its first Rural Legacy easement in 2000 and has accrued more than 8,000 permanently preserved acres through the program since. Qualifying properties must lie within the County’s designated Rural Legacy Area, have an Agricultural assessment designation, and have development rights to sell.
 
The program is administered locally through the Washington County Department of Planning and Zoning. For more information on the Rural Legacy Program, please feel free to contact Rural Preservation Administrator, Chris Boggs, at 240-313-2447 or via email at [email protected].  
 
For additional information, please contact Washington County’s Public Relations and Marketing Department at 240-313-2380 or [email protected].
 
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