Frederick County Receives Large Rural Legacy Grant

The County’s award was the third larges in the state.

Frederick, MD (LG)  Frederick County was recently awarded $2 million in grants for its Rural Legacy Program, which will allow the county to preserve an additional 300 to 350 acres of agricultural land in the Mid-Maryland Frederick-Carrollton Manor Rural Legacy Area. The grant was part of $23.3 million awarded statewide. Frederick County’s award was the third largest in the state.

“Preserving our rich agricultural heritage is a priority so that Frederick County can continue to provide food and fiber to our nation,” County Executive Jan Gardner said.  “The Rural Legacy Program is an important tool in our preservation efforts.”

To date, over 5,439 acres have been permanently preserved in Frederick County through the Rural Legacy Program.