CBF’s Holly Beach Farm Donation to Maryland DNR Approved

The Maryland Board of Public Works approved the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF)’s donation of Holly Beach Farm to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the agency announced yesterday.

Holly Beach Farm is an extremely unique, ecologically valuable, 293-acre waterfront property in Anne Arundel County. CBF had stewarded the property for over two decades for environmental education and habitat conservation. It will soon be transferred to DNR for future protection, restoration, and access.

In response to the Board of Public Works approval, Hilary Harp Falk, CBF’s President and CEO, stated:

“Over the last twenty years, with generous support from donors and like-minded organizations, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation has had the privilege of stewarding its part of Holly Beach Farm through significant investment in maintenance, restoration, and educational programming. We are so pleased that the State of Maryland has stepped forward with its tremendous resources to continue the conservation and management of this special natural area. We thank the Gately family for preserving this jewel of the Chesapeake and the Moore administration for their continued leadership in protecting, and making accessible, Maryland’s tremendous natural resources.”


Valerie Keefer

Maryland Communications & Media Relations Manager, CBF

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