Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead
Kent Conservation & Preservation Alliance
Kent County is rich in both Native American and Colonial history. The story of the Chesapeake area is told by its land and how that land was used. In fact, Kent County is home to one of the last great colonial landscapes still in a substantially preserved state.
Kent Conservation and Preservation Alliance (KCPA) believes strongly that we must conserve and nurture this important cultural and historic landscape. To that end, we are dedicated to educating our fellow citizens about what its loss would mean and preserving the character and traditions of the area as we accommodate modern life.
We have been given a gift: a countryside with abundant open farmland, wonderful small historic towns, villages and hamlets protected by past generations. KCPA will always be an advocate to insure that the land remains unharmed and intact. We believe that we are temporary stewards of this land, caretakers for our grandchildren, and that the stories of the region’s history, natural environment, communities and people are a part of the lore and life of those whose roots are here and are to be enjoyed by everyone living and visiting here today.
Kent Conservation and Preservation Alliance’s Landscape Stories from Kent County, MD.
A Kent County Story Map.
We invite you to explore Kent County’s historical cultural landscape through a series of stories. Kent Conservation and Preservation Alliance has created an interactive ESHI Story Map that lets you read and see some of the County’s historical past, and how it has impacted the Kent County that we all cherish today. Visit Kent County Story Map and navigate through the content that we hope you will enjoy. Read More >>>
Current Issues Affecting Kent County
Proposed New Bridge Crossing for the Chesapeake Bay
The Maryland Transportation Authority is again studying a new bridge across the Chesapeake Bay. This time they mean it! Proposed corridors could go directly through Kent County. We have less than one year to make sure no such corridor will cross into Kent County and destroy our amazing landscape and rural character. A new bridge and supporting new roads would irrevocably change the landscape and culture of Kent County and the lives of every citizen. Read More >>>
Would one of the proposed corridors for a new Bay Bridge impact your home or neighborhood?
KCPA has prepared a zoomable map of Kent County based on the Maryland Transit Authority’s Pre-Decisional Maps unauthorized released in February, 2019. At its largest magnification you can see individual land parcels that could possibly be in the path of the proposed crossing options.
>> See Map
Stay Informed! Get Involved! Donate!
It is once again time to make our voices heard. KCPA has prepared an actions page to help you reach out to state officials and agencies. >> Call to Action