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Frederick County Calls for Applications for Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation Program

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County Calls for Applications for
Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation Program

April 1 Deadline Set

The Frederick County Agricultural Land Preservation Program has opened up an application cycle for the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation  (MALPF) Easement program. The MALPF program purchases agricultural preservation easements that forever restrict development on prime farmland and woodland. Since the MALPF program began in 1977, it has preserved nearly 26,000 acres of farmland in Frederick County.

MALPF was established by the Maryland General Assembly in 1977 and is part of the Maryland Department of Agriculture. MALPF is one of the most successful programs of its kind in the country. The State of Maryland, with the work of the Foundation and its State and local partners, has preserved in perpetuity more agricultural land than any other state in the country.

MALPF is one of several agricultural preservation programs managed by the Frederick County Office of Agriculture. Together, the programs have preserved over 76,000 acres of farmland, of which 72,494 acres have been permanently preserved.

Interested applicants should contact Land Preservation Planner II Shannon O’Neil at 301-600-1411 or via e-mail at soneil@frederickcountymd.gov. Applications are due by COB on Monday, April 1st, 2024.

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Information above is from a press release from Frederick County Government

Additional detail on Agricultural Preservation in Frederick County can be found here: https://frederickcountymd.gov/7980/Agricultural-Preservation


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