Whether you’re planning a visit or want to help protect the Parkers Creek Preserve, there’s plenty of ways to get involved with ACLT!
Events and Activities.
Attend an Event or Visit on Your Own!
There’s so much to do at ACLT! Check out our calendar for special events, guided hikes, canoe trips, trail runs and other special events.
The Parkers Creek Preserve is free and open to the public year round. Check out our trail maps to plan your visit.
Note: There is no public access to the beach or creek for boats.
Get your hands dirty to care for the Parkers Creek Preserve.
Volunteers are the awesome power behind the American Chestnut Land Trust’s ability to care for the Parkers Creek Preserve! Register to become an ACLT Volunteer.
Activities include: Trail maintenance and building, Carpentry, Equipment Repair, Electrical Work, Hike and Canoe Trip Guiding (with appropriate qualifications), Farming/Gardening using organic practices, Event planning and assisting, Water Quality Monitoring, Office Assistance/Interns.
Record your volunteer hours here.
ACLT’s “Maryland Master Naturalist” Class
Become a naturalist and share your love of nature.
A “Master Naturalist” is a citizen scientist who is dedicated to the care and conservation of Maryland’s natural environment. Certified Master Naturalists can share their expertise with the public, participate in research, and guide hikes and canoe trips.
Classes run annually from March to June. Registration is open for the 2023 class. Contact Autumn Phillips-Lewis at email@example.com or visit click here for more info.
Conserve Your Land.
Explore the many ways to secure the future of your beloved property.
ACLT permanently protects natural areas by land purchase, conservation easements, and land leases in the Parkers Creek and Governor’s Run Watersheds. We’re happy to offer guidance on your preservation options whether your property is in these watersheds or not.
Contact Executive Director, Greg Bowen, for more information.
Join the Sustainable Calvert Network
Collaborate for Nature!
The Sustainable Calvert Network connects county groups to promote land conservation “to achieve a future for Calvert County that fully integrates farming, fishing, natural and cultural resources, along with economic and societal needs.”