Cove Point Natural Heritage Trust
CPNHT is a non-profit Trust located in Calvert County. Our mission is to preserve and protect ecologically sensitive sites in Southern Maryland through land conservation, acquisition, scientific research, and environmental education. Founded in 1994, the Trust is comprised of three member groups, Sierra Club, Maryland Conservation Council, and the owner of Dominion Cove Point LNG. Each group has two trustees along with a community trustee elected by the board.
Our annual education activities include working in the public schools, presentations to various adult groups, and assistance to other non-profits in their programming including support of two Master Naturalist annual training activities. Workshops for scouts and other groups are held along with seasonal nature walks open to the general public. We provide a location for overnight camping for Boy Scouts at our Preserve. We are a member of the Sustainable Calvert Network where we work with our partners in advocating for land protection in Calvert County.
Research opportunities at Cove Point are abundant. Long term efforts include monitoring of plant populations in the Cove Point marsh and well as surveys on horseshoe crab activities at the Cove Point beach.
The Trust continues to explore possibilities for new land acquisition. Our latest acquisition of property expanded our footprint in the Hellen Creek watershed. The talks concerning acquisition of the adjacent TNC Hemlock Preserve continue with some hope of resolution in the near future. Meanwhile we continue to monitor our other parcels and continue the preservation and restoration work at Hellen Creek.
For update on our activities please check
our Upcoming Activities section
here or call at 410-394-1300.
Bob Boxwell, Business Manager Cove Point Natural Heritage Trust