Holly Neck
Conservation
Association

Lower Back River Neck Community Action Plan
Adopted 5/10/2010

Our message board installed at the entrance on Holly Neck Rd was erected through the efforts of Al Becker & Kathy Filar, and was upgraded with solar lighting by Bill Dauses and Beryl Sachs.

The Osprey Nest Sculpture - HNCA organized and raised funds to complete a Gateway at the roundabout at MD Rt 702 and Hyde Park Rd to celebrate the preserved habitat on the Lower Back River Neck and Holly Neck Peninsula.  "Dedicated to Habitat Preservation 2007"


(Osprey by Paul Lockheart)

 

High powered solar lights have been installed by Ron Belbot.

Rural Legacy Forest Gateway:  We have constructed a sign and landscaped the corner near a forest which has been placed in preservation under the Coastal Legacy Program.  The project is located at Holly Neck and Shaffer roads. 

  • Purple Martin Birdhouse Grant:  We purchased and installed bird houses in four locations around our community to encourage purple martin habitation and naturally decrease the mosquito population.  Our technical resource is The Nature Society at www.naturesociety.org





  • The Bruce E. Johnson Land Trust Fund: The Holly Neck Conservation Association oversees this local land trust which was established in memory of Bruce E Johnson.  Bruce, an area resident, passed away from cancer in February 2002.  In lieu of flowers he requested that his family and friends establish this land trust.  The Holly Neck Conservation Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) conservation association dedicated to the conservation of nature and the preservation of the land on the Holly Neck Peninsula of the Chesapeake Bay. Donations to the Land Trust Fund are tax deductible.

    The mission of the fund was established to identify and protect the significant, sensitive and scenic land on the Holly Neck Peninsula of the Chesapeake Bay which includes but is not limited to the woodlands, wildlife, shoreline, open space and natural beauty of the environment and its surroundings on the Holly Neck Peninsula for present and future generations. Specifically, the fund may be used to foster the mission of land preservation and conservation by and through:

    1. Encouraging and educating landowners as to the various options and benefits of putting land into conservation
    2. Acquiring title of or monitoring conservation easements of land already placed in conservation
    3. Assisting other entities with similar missions and goals of land conservation and efforts in preserving critical areas of the Chesapeake Bay
    4. Education of volunteers on activity related to protecting and preserving land
    5. Monitoring and applying for grants related to land conservation and the environment
     
    The Holly Neck Conservation Association Local Land Trust  has already achieved a number of successes in fostering our mission including:
     * February 2004: successfully obtained a matching grant for Purple Martin Habitats.  

     If you would like to know more about the Land Trust Fund and conservation efforts of the Holly Neck Conservation Association (HNCA), please feel free to contact HNCA Environmental Committee Chairman Jim Mitchell (jim.hnca@verizon.net) or Valerie Gaydos Johnson, Trust Coordinator 410-913-8326  vgaydos@51st.com
    You may also help us protect one of the last remaining undeveloped shorelines on the Chesapeake Bay through your generous support of time and/or money through the following form. Simply print out, complete and fax or mail back to us with your information.
     
I would like to make a contribution to the Holly Neck Conservation Association Land Trust Fund. Enclosed please find my contribution in the amount indicated below. The Holly Neck Conservation Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) conservation association dedicated to the conservation of nature and the preservation of the land on the Holly Neck Peninsula of the Chesapeake Bay. Donations to the Land Trust Fund are tax deductible.
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 __I would like to donate my time. Please have someone contact me on telephone number or email ________________ .  
__Please send me a receipt of my contribution for tax purposes.
Mail to: Holly Neck Conservation Association P.O. Box 16666, Baltimore, MD  21221