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Mission & History

About Queen Anne's Conservation Association

Downtown Centreville, photo courtesy of Tim McCluskey

The Mission of the Queen Anne's Conservation Association (QACA) is to promote 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 our small towns, farms, waterways and open spaces. It supports development that will provide the county a viable and sustainable economic foundation.

Through our many community advocacy projects we have established a reputation for competent, professional advocacy on behalf of the citizens we support.

History of Queen Anne's Conservation Association

In 1971, a group of concerned residents formed an organization today known 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 40 years, promoted moderate and planned growth to protect our small towns, farms, waterways and open space.