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Business Meeting

August 29, 2023

For over 20 years, Green Trust Alliance (GTA) has worked with funders, public lands agencies, and local landowners to protect and restore coastal forests, wetlands, streams and shorelines in the Mid-Atlantic region. Whether our staff is leading volunteers to clean a public kayak launch, contracting with a park agency to restore an unmaintained waterfowl impoundment, or conducting a major ecological restoration project in what some nonprofits would call “impossible sites,” GTA believes that active stewardship of protected lands and park lands is key to ensuring direct public benefits to local communities.

We have amazing staff and a growing, skilled and experienced board. We are looking for new board members to bring new perspective, energy, and skills to continue our growth. Click here to express interest in this opportunity


August 16, 2022

The US Army Corps of Engineers is working with multiple partners, including GTA, on flood risk management project for the Green Brook sub-basin. They are using combination  of levees, floodwalls, pump stations and road closure gates to keep communities in New Jersey to reduce the risk of flooding in an area that has historically sustained significant damage due to flooding. Read the whole article from USACE here.


December 7, 2018

Green Trust Alliance Presents at 24th Annual Maryland Water Monitoring Council Conference

GTA Director of Operations Kirk Mantay presented a technical session at Maryland Department of Natural Resource's 24th Annual Maryland Water Monitoring Council Conference at the Maritime Conference Center in North Linthicum, MD. Kirk presented "Restoration of Coastal Plain Headwater Hydrology Through use of Artesian Groundwater Sources on a Grid Ditched Site in Beltsville, MD".

Mattawoman Press Conference at JBA Resiz

September 7, 2018

JBA to Build Wetlands Bank at Mattawoman Creek

As the bank sponsor, GTA attended a ceremonial commemoration for the first wetlands mitigation banking instrument for the Department of Defense in Maryland occurred at Joint Base Andrews. Photo credit: Airman 1st Class Michael S. Murphy

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February 2023

GTA Achieves National Land Trust Accreditation

Since 2000, Green Trust Alliance has been working with conservation partners and landowners to restore and preserve parklands and other special places in the Mid-Atlantic region, preserving nearly 2,000 acres of wildlife habitat in three states. In February 2023, GTA achieved the national recognition of land trust accreditation through the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, joining a network of over 450 accredited land trusts across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to professional excellence and to maintaining the public’s trust in land protection work. 

"Accreditation is still a rare feat among Maryland land trusts, and this accomplishment demonstrates GTA’s commitment to permanent land conservation, and particularly our commitment to communities in our Coastal Baltimore and Southern Maryland Focus Areas. The accreditation process helped strengthen our operations and our strategic targeting of restoration, preservation, parkland, and public access projects in a way that helps us focus our resources and partnerships on truly impactful projects.” 

Kirk Mantay, GTA Executive Director

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March 18, 2020

Rachel Dawson, Mid-Atlantic Conservation Leader, Joins Green Trust Alliance Board of Directors

GreenTrust Alliance is proud to announce that Rachel Dawson, a well-known conservation finance and policy leader in region, joined its Board of Directors.

Ms. Dawson manages a large fund for Delaware River restoration projects as a director at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Her focus has been program development, partner coordination, and growth in funding capacity. Prior to joining NFWF, she provided conservation-focused legislative expertise to the National Wildlife Federation, Northeast Midwest Institute, and Ducks Unlimited for over 15 years of policy and appropriations work focused on water quality, ecosystem restoration, and Farm Bill conservation provisions.

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November 3, 2018

Green Trust Alliance Presents at 13th Annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum

GTA Director of Operations Kirk Mantay presented a technical session at Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay's 13th Annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV. Kirk presented "The Ecology of Scale- Using Complex Partnerships to Scale-Up Watershed Restoration" featuring GTA's wetland and stream restoration project at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center.

Wetland Creation

July 7, 2017

Marsh Gets New Life

About a half mile from Avalon, marshes, which are a part of the New Jersey-Cape May Wetlands Wildlife area, are getting a boost to improve their resiliency.


October 7, 2022

Read the article in Baltimore Business Journal about the redevelopment plans to prevent flooding that GTA is a part of in South Baltimore.


October 14, 2019

Green Trust Alliance Hires new Environmental Scientist Jeff Reagan, PWS CPSWQ

GreenTrust Alliance is happy to announce that Jeff Reagan, PWS CPSWQ has joined the organization as an environmental scientist. Jeff is a certified Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS), and Certified Professional in Stormwater Quality (CPSWQ) with experience in applied river morphology, wetland and stream restoration, and natural resource assessment. His focus in 2019 – 2020 will be on the monitoring of restoration sites and conservation easements, as well as the assessment of degraded lands under consideration for restoration practices.


October 3, 2018

Green Trust Alliance Wins Award For “Excellence in Water Resources Management”

A unique group of partners collaborated on the Pin Oak Forest Restoration Project to successfully restore wetlands and streams in Woodbridge, New Jersey garnering a prestigious award from the NJ-AWRA.

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