The Mission of Queen Anne's Conservation Association (QACA) is to promote the stewardship of the county's natural resources, to protect its rural character and small towns, while managing prudent and sustainable growth.
QACA is the Eastern Shore's oldest conservation organization. It remains committed to promoting smart and sustainable growth that will ensure the protection of small towns, farms, waterways and open spaces. It supports development that will provide the county a viable and sustainable economic foundation.
In 1969, a group of concerned residents formed an organization today know as Queen Anne's Conservation Association, to encourage preservation of the landscape and to raise awareness of the threats to the waters of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.
QACA has, for 50 years, promoted moderate and planned growth to protect small towns, farms, waterways and open spaces.
QACA develops and initiates efforts to assist public officials in their analysis of existing, or proposed policies that impact the future of our county.
QACA informs citizens of these policies and encourages their participation in the public discussion of them. Where policies and regulations are not enforced, we inform appropriate state and local agencies.
Saving A Rural County
The most effective means of insuring a successful and sustainable community is an active and informed citizenry. When the natural resources, cultural heritage and long term economic stability of our county are threatened, QACA works with countless volunteers and coordinates grass roots campaigns to challenge these threats.
QACA recognizes the importance of promoting what makes Queen Anne's County and its communities so special. A broad understanding of these strengths, and the importance of their preservation to ensure a stable economic future of the county, is critical.
We cannot afford to let our county become on large suburbanized bedroom community that has destroyed our heritage and landscape. The huge financial burdens this would place on its citizens are simply unacceptable.