Preservation Maryland works at the federal, state and local level to influence the policies, programs and funding mechanisms that make preservation possible. Advocacy remains one of the primary activities of the organization because of the dramatic scale of its impact.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced that two iconic historic places in Maryland have been added to America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. The listing is a call to action for all Marylanders.

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Rather than just saving one building, aggressive advocacy gives us an opportunity to save thousands of buildings.

The following advocacy issues represent our current portfolio of active efforts. Each issue presents itself with an opportunity to get involved – and each urgently requires donor support to make them a success.

Main Street

Main Street Maryland’s traditional downtown economic and cultural districts are the cornerstones of local communities throughout the State of Maryland.

Maryland Heritage Areas

Promoting and enhancing the history of Maryland is a big job – and one that fuels one of the state’s most important industries: Heritage Tourism.

Program Open Space

Thanks to this program, nearly all Marylanders are just 15 minutes away from a state, local park or public open space.

State Agency Funding

Several key state agencies are charged with protecting Maryland’s history – a job that requires adequate resources.

Local Incentives

All across the state, local governments have realized the value of a well-preserved community and many offer lucrative programs to assist with rehab efforts.

State Grants

State funding for preservation benefits all Marylanders – and has saved historic resources from Oakland to Ocean City.

Maryland Heritage Structure Rehabilitation Tax Credit

In Maryland, tax credits for rehab projects have saved thousands of historic buildings statewide and created billions in state revenue.

Federal Issues

Federal agencies oversee key funding programs and policies that protect America’s historic resources from needless destruction.

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