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Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation is Now Accepting Applications for the FY21 Easement Cycle

Prince Frederick, MD – February 12, 2020 – The Calvert County Department of Planning & Zoning announces the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation (MALPF) is now accepting applications for the Fiscal Year 2021 Easement Cycle.

A landowner that has a minimum of 50 contiguous acres, is not in the 10-year water and sewer plan for the county government and has a minimum of 50% Class I, II or III soils can apply to sell an easement to MALPF. It is yet to be determined how many applications MALPF will accept from each county in Maryland.

All easement applications must be received by the Calvert County Department of Planning & Zoning no later than April 30, 2020. Once applications are received, they will be reviewed by county government staff, and ranked by Calvert County’s Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board using the state mandated Land Evaluation and Site Assessment system. The top ranked applications will be submitted to the state for easement consideration.

Citizens can view applications online on the MALPF website. Contact the Department of Planning & Zoning at 410-535-1600, ext. 2336 or Ronald.Marney@calvertcountymd.gov for more information.

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