Harriet Tubman was a true American hero. Born on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Tubman spent nearly 30 years of her life as a slave. She escaped but repeatedly returned to Dorchester and Caroline counties to rescue other African Americans, leading them… Read More
We’ve worked for more than a decade to help the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acquire lands for Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. To date, we’ve saved nearly 8,000 acres at the refuge; but conservation at Blackwater is about more than… Read More
The Chesapeake Bay region is one of the most vulnerable areas in the nation to sea level rise induced by climate change. The effects of sea level rise and periodic storm surge include shoreline erosion, coastal flooding, salt water intrusion… Read More
From New York to Virginia, more than 40 major rivers link land and people to the Chesapeake Bay. How the land in the watershed is treated and cared for profoundly affects the bay’s overall health. With a land-to-water ratio higher… Read More
Over 400 years ago, Captain John Smith arrived in the New World—and changed it forever. In addition to helping found Jamestown, the first permanent American settlement, Smith became the first English explorer to map the Chesapeake Bay. He and his… Read More
Known as the bloodiest single day battle in the Civil War, the Battle of Antietam took place on September 17, 1862 over 12 square-miles. More than 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or went missing during the battle. Since our founding,… Read More
At the Fund, we believe America’s history is found in our landscapes. By conserving significant landscapes, we can ensure our nation’s history will be preserved for future generations. How better to honor the fallen and appreciate the battles of the Civil War than to stand… Read More
Bill Crouch is the Fund’s Maryland State Director. Please contact him with any questions regarding projects or if you would like to find out how to partner with the Fund in Maryland.