MET Names New Land Trust Assistance Coordinator

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MET Names New Land Trust Assistance Coordinator

1/8/2012

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The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) names Kate Mahood as the new Land Trust Assistance Coordinator. The Land Trust Assistance program provides technical assistance and support to more than 50 nonprofit land conservation groups.

“I’m delighted to welcome Kate Mahood to MET,” said Director Elizabeth Buxton. “Kate is a dynamic leader who can build upon our excellent program and will guide the Land Trust Assistance program to even greater distinction as an important resource to the land conservation community.”

Land trusts in Maryland preserve working farms, agricultural heritage, and protect critical wildlife habitat and lands important to enhancing water quality.

Mahood will assist with the creating, training and operating a network of a regional and local land trusts in the State. She is an expert in land conservation and can provide organizational support and training assistance.

"I'm thrilled to take on this responsibility," said Mahood. "Maryland is experiencing tremendous growth and ongoing pressure on its natural, historic and scenic resources. The importance and success of this program and the mission of MET has never been more important for future generations.”

Mahood earned a Bachelor of Science degree from West Virginia University, and a Master of Architectural History from the University of Virginia, School of Architecture. Mahood worked for the Maryland Historical Trust for over a decade and also managed her own successful private practice, providing heritage preservation consulting services to varied organizations, architects, engineers and property owners. She has called Maryland home for over 20 years and lives in the Annapolis area with her husband.



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