• Sign the petition to stop raiding program open space.

    Take Action for Program Open Space!
  • Learn more about what's happening at the statehouse.

    How Can I Help?
  • How was this land preserved?

    865,000 Acres Protected
  • Open space means many things to many people...

    How did POS touch your life this year?
  • We need your help. Join us today.

    Join the Partners
  • Want to know more about Open Space around you?

    See POS in Action
  • If those funds had been used as promised, we would have: 1,200 new and updated local parks, 185,000 additional acres of protected farms and forests, and 65,000 additional acres of state parks and valuable ecological areas.

    Over $1 Billion have been reallocated.

Governor's Budget - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly for Parks, Playgrounds, Farms, and Historic Places.

The Governor has submitted his budget. Here is what it means for land protection:

Good News - the budget includes $20 million more than last year's budget authorized.
Bad News - The proposal still takes more than $40 million that is supposed to go to open space.
There is no repayment of prior year transfers.

From here the budget goes to the legislature. NOW is the time to speak up for the Promise of Program Open Space.

Sign the petition on our website TODAY & ask Gov. Larry Hogan and legislative leaders to #StopRaiding Program Open Space.

Share it with your members - Join us in preserving Maryland's beauty.

Your Partnership is essential to our success. While we can talk details with key legislators, we rely on you, our network of organizations who care about protecting land with Program Open Space, to go to your members and ask them to contact their legislators. That is how we get it done!

Learn more at "Take Action" above!