Last winter, one of the historic chimneys at Steppingstone Farm Museum in Susquehanna State Park collapsed due to wind and weather. Preservation Maryland issued an emergency Heritage Fund grant to address the immediate need.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is conducting a statewide public survey to help set their priorities in land acquisition, conservation, and recreation — there are several questions related to the maintenance and interpretation of historic sites so it’s a great opportunity to show how important Maryland history is to you.
A pro-preservation piece of state legislation in support of increased funding for the state Historic Tax Credit has been picked up by the Maryland League of Conservation Voters as part of their influential weekly list of bills that impact Maryland’s environment — helping to continue to make the connection that the greenest building is the one that is already built.
On the heels of the 2017 legislative session, considered one of the most successful legislative sessions for preservation in the past 50 years, Preservation Maryland is working on a further expansion of existing law to create an even better environment for preservation in the state.