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The Four Rivers Heritage Area is home to an extraordinary wealth of historic, cultural, and natural resources. Come visit a unique place where heritage is protected and shared, and where the traditions of the land and the water continue to shape our lives.

Stroll the historic streets and visit the heritage sites of Annapolis, Maryland’s capital city on the Chesapeake, where colonial era buildings are still in use, where the U.S. Naval Academy continues to train young officers, and sailing is a major pastime.

Step into the past at Historic London Town & Gardens, a colonial tobacco port being reconstructed using traditional building methods. Enjoy a leisurely drive through “South County”, with its historic churches, enduring horse farms, seasoned tobacco barns, and small maritime villages.

View our “Stewardship Success Stories” Video Here!

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Four Rivers Announces New Video on Stewardship Success Stories in Anne Arundel County

November 18, 2014 — (Annapolis) Four Rivers Heritage Area announces the debut of a new video about Land Conservation and Stewardship, entitled, “Our Stories: Land Conservation Successes in Anne Arundel County.” The video grew out of a stewardship initiative of the Four Rivers Heritage Area entitled, “What’s Your View?” and was funded in part by a grant from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority. The videography team was DMH Video Productions, Darren Heater and Brittany Mercer, and was shot on location at various private properties in Anne Arundel County, with landowners who have taken advantage of one or more of the following programs:

Land Conservation Easements with Tax Incentives: Scenic Rivers Land Trust (www.srlt,org) and Maryland Environmental Trust ( http://www.dnr.state.md.us/met/) — (Landowners Pat Melville and Danny Bystrak, with Rick Leader, Executive Director, Scenic Rivers Land Trust)

Agricultural and Woodland Preservation: Rural Legacy and Community Connections Programs, Maryland Department of Natural Resources (http://www.aacounty.org/RecParks/agricultural/AgPreservation.cfm) — (Landowner Gail Campbell, with Barbara Polito, Anne Arundel County Administrator)

Agricultural Assistance Programs: Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation (Landowner Gail Campbell, and Farmer Jeremy Lopez, with Lisa Barge, Agriculture Marketing and Development Manager)

Four Rivers Executive Director, Carol Benson, states, “Our organization applauds the smart land conservation practices that these landowners have undertaken, and we encourage everyone to watch the video and visit the websites of our many conservation and stewardship partners to find out more.” The video running time is 9:27 minutes, and can be viewed on our website’s homepage, www.fourriversheritage.org, or on our YouTube channel, http://www.youtube.com/user/fourriversha.

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The video was funded in part with State Funds from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, an instrumentality of the State of Maryland. However, the content and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.