The mission of the Rockburn Land Trust is to promote for the benefit of the general public the preservation, protection and balanced use of natural resources in the Patapsco Valley Watershed, primarily between Ellicott City and Elkridge, including the holding of conservation easements.
The Rockburn Land Trust is one of the oldest land trusts in Maryland, founded in November, 1989. It was formed after a historic and preservation easement was placed on Belmont and the surrounding land was purchased by Patapsco State Park. Since that time, the Rockburn Land Trust, in partnership with the Maryland Environmental Trust, has accepted 25 easements on about 215 acres of land in the Patapsco Watershed. The Rockburn Land Trust participates in fundraising to support itself and the Patapsco watershed.
The Trust also educates landowners about easements and encourages the creation of new easements through information sessions and receptions.
Please email the Rockburn Land Trust if you are interested in volunteering or learning more about conservation easements.