Criteria

We look at a number of factors to determine if there is a good match between your project and Baltimore Green Space:

How the green space benefits the neighborhood—We look at how the space contributes to community life, and whether it improves the environment.

The green space’s long term viability—We protect sites that have been established for at least 5 years, and ask that the group identify a site manager and an assistant site manager. We also ask that your project have a community partner, such as a community association, umbrella group, or institution that supports your work.

The space’s environmental quality—We research the history to learn about past uses and conduct soil testing. We share the results with you and discuss how to move forward.

The owner’s willingness to sell or donate the land—We can purchase land owned by Baltimore City government for $1 per lot. We also accept donations of land. Please talk to us about other situations.

Once Baltimore Green Space agrees to protect an open space, the land trust and its community partners sign an agreement that outlines the roles and responsibilities of each partner in maintaining and preserving the green space.