Prevas Named to the Board of Directors of the Maryland Environmental Trust
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, a full-service law firm with more than 400 attorneys in 16 offices, today announced that Tom Prevas, a partner in the Firm’s Environmental Practice, has been selected to join the Board of the Maryland Environmental Trust. Tom was selected at the request of Maryland Senate President Bill Ferguson.
Tom has more than a decade of experience practicing environmental law, with many high-profile environmental representations, particularly in the State of Maryland, including: defense of the recent climate change suit filed by Baltimore City against petroleum companies; defense and appeal of the largest tort damage award in Maryland history, relating to the release of 26,000 gallons of gasoline from a Baltimore County service station: defense of the largest lead paint registration compliance action brought by the Maryland Department of Environment; as well as regulatory counseling regarding the transformation and re-development of the former Bethlehem Steel Plant in Sparrow’s Point and the future of the Conowingo Hydroelectric Dam. Tom is an adjunct professor in the highly-ranked environmental law program at the University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law, and a Baltimore City Planning Commissioner.
As one of the oldest and most successful land trusts in the country, the Maryland Environmental Trust holds over 1,080 conservation easements preserving over 130,000 acres statewide. Working in close coordination with the Department of Natural Resources and the Maryland legislature, Maryland Environmental Trust's Land Conservation, Monitoring and Stewardship, and Land Trust Assistance Programs promote the protection of open land. The organization also provides grants to environmental education projects through the Keep Maryland Beautiful Program.