1000 Friends of Maryland, Inc.

aka 1000 Friends of Maryland   |   Baltimore, MD   |  www.friendsofmd.org
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Mission

1000 Friends of Maryland advocates for a more environmentally and economically sustainable future that creates opportunities for all Marylanders through better development patterns.

Ruling year info

1994

President & CEO

Dru Schmidt-Perkins

Main address

1209 N Calvert St

Baltimore, MD 21202 USA

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EIN

52-1864759

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Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (C01)

Land Resources Conservation (C34)

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1000 Friends of Maryland Programs

Advocacy -- advance a legislative agenda, based on broad public input, for revitalizing communities and protecting natural areas

Research -- inform policy makers and the public about the costs of poorly planned development and the benefits of smarter growth through reports, fact sheets and other research.

Communications -- engage citizens, organizations and the media to provide timely information on a wide variety of smart growth topics.

Partners for Open Space -- a broad-based coalition working to ensure the full funding of Program Open Space, Maryland's premier land conservation program.

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1000 Friends of Maryland has two long term goals: 90% of new development will occur in areas targeted for growth and redevelopment by 2035 and rural lands lost to development will be reduced from a predicted 400,000 acres to less than 100,000 acres by 2050.

In the past 30 years, more land has been developed in Maryland than in the previous 300 years. Many of Maryland’s cities and towns are struggling while forests and farms are lost to new, car-dependent developments. If current trends continue, the impacts to our economy, our natural resources and our quality of life will be devastating.

To achieve our long-term goals, we have identified four programmatic strategies.

Strategy 1: Improve state and local growth planning processes to increase accountability.
Strategy 2: Encourage development where it should occur; discourage it where it will do the most harm.
Strategy 3: Target transportation plans and funding to ensure new infrastructure provides better choices.
Strategy 4: Strengthen rural communities and economies; protect open spaces.

1000 Friends of Maryland began as an all-volunteer organization and hired the first staff person, Dru Schmidt-Perkins, in 1998. Dru continues to lead 1000 Friends as the President/CEO. She has over thirty years of experience in environmental and smart growth policy. The policy staff also includes the Local Policy Director, who has worked as a professional planner for sixteen years and manages the organization’s local campaigns.

1000 Friends of Maryland is recognized as an effective coalition leader and alliance-builder, connecting diverse groups around common goals for sustainable growth. We have advanced our goals by leading successful campaigns for policy change at the state and local levels.

We have succeeded in making significant progress toward our goals. We have enjoyed considerable success in Annapolis over the years, and the recently concluded legislative session was no exception. We worked hard to defend essential funding for land preservation and the reuse of historic buildings. And we fought for clean water and better protections for the best of our public lands so they will be available for the enjoyment of future generations. We have also moved our critical local campaigns forward. In Cecil and Charles counties, we’ve fought alongside our local partners to stop the loss of farmland and open space to sprawl development. Our work with the Smarter Growth Alliance for Charles County has prevented the adoption of a destructive plan for the county’s future.

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1000 Friends of Maryland, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 8/31/2016
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Board chair

Dale Sams

Alex Montague 1st Vice Chair

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Marsha Ramsay

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Karla Aghajanian 2nd Vice Chair

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