BRCA Cares

Our association is very active in Anne Arundel county affairs through membership on civic-minded boards, commissions, and other groups.

The BRCA is affiliated with:

The Bay Ridge Trust

The Bay Lands Trust ceased operations in 2012, and the Scenic Rivers Land Trust (SRLT) is now responsible for monitoring BRCA’s conservation easements. SRLT is a private, non-profit, non-governmental body chartered as a 501(c)(3) corporation in 1988 to protect land through voluntary land preservation agreements and educating landholders on conservation and stewardship issues. For more information, visit

The Scenic Rivers Land Trust

The Scenic Rivers Land Trust (SRLT) accepts conservation easements within Anne Arundel County, focusing on the Severn, South, Patuxent, Rhode, and West River watersheds. The SRLT is committed to protecting the health of the many watersheds in our region that feed the Chesapeake Bay and preserving woodlands that provide a diversity of wildlife habitat. The SRLT works to protect the scenic and environmental value of our communities by partnering with regional residents to use effective conservation practices and preserve open space. For more information, visit

Annapolis Neck Peninsula Federation

Established in 1971 to represent the interests of member organizations regarding the responsible development of the peninsula. For more information, visit

The Severn River Association

The Severn River Association is the oldest environmental organization in Maryland. It tests the pollution level of beaches along the Severn in the summer to determine swimming safety. For more information, visit

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Starting in 1998 and culminating in 2001, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) purchased the 33-acre site that had been the long time home of the Bay Ridge Inn to construct its headquarters, now known as the Philip Merrill Environmental Center. CBF is the leading environmental and educational advocate for the Chesapeake Bay and surrounding areas. For more information, visit