Tree-Land Foundationupdated: September 2007

The Tree-Land Foundation is a conservation and environmental education non-profit corporation begun in 1995 It was created to provide land where young people could have quality, hands-on, outdoor educational and recreational experiences. 


 Tree-Land Foundation owns and maintains rural, undeveloped property in Myersville, Frederick County, Maryland, which is registered as a forest conservation area and made available at no cost to youth groups (like Scouts).  Some of Tree-Land’s funding is derived through transfer of forest conservation easements to real estate developers in accordance with the Maryland Forest Resource Ordinance Act.

 Tree-Land’s property has been used for "primitive camping" by hundreds of youth and the site for dozens of Foundation-funded Eagle Scout Projects. These projects have reforested many acres of open pasture, created nature trails, campsites, etc.  Tree-Land has also awarded thousands of dollars in college scholarships to Eagle Scouts in the Frederick County area.


  The Foundation’s creators were instrumental in the implementation of Maryland’s pioneering Rural Legacy Program.  This state-wide initiative dedicated funds for the purchase of land development-rights easements from owners of rural properties to protect that land from future development and ensure the existence of “green spaces” for future generations.  The uniqueness of Tree-Land’s contributions to Frederick County ’s grant proposal resulted in an additional $1.25 million dollars being granted to the County for land conservation and preservation.


Contact Tree-Land Foundation

Contact Tree-Land Foundation

PO Box 535
Myersville, Maryland  21773-0535
Phone: (301) 471-9998


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