Mid-Atlantic Builders donate land

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 2, 2008) -- Mid-Atlantic Builders, Inc., an award-winning homebuilding and land development company, announces the donation of 82 acres of wooded land in the Piscataway area of southern Prince George’s County to the Maryland Ornithological Society. 


The Maryland Ornithological Society is a nonprofit organization that promotes the study and enjoyment of birds, natural resources and conservation.  The land donated by Mid-Atlantic Builders will be used for this type of conservation, in addition to the recording and publishing of bird life studies.  Hoping to have a significant impact on wildlife habitat, Mid-Atlantic Builders is paving the way in which builders and developers can help environmental conservation. 


Many parties benefit from this transaction, starting with The Maryland Ornithological Society, which gains 82 acres of land near Washington, D.C. to devote to its goal of bird habitat preservation.  Additionally, the neighborhood and surrounding community has more green space and tree conservation.  Mid-Atlantic Builders also gains the benefits associated with charitable giving and stands as a leader in developing beneficial partnerships between private companies and non-profit environmental organizations.


Roger Lebbin, Founder and President of Mid-Atlantic Builders, chose to donate this land to the Maryland Ornithological Society when discussing options with his son, Dr. Daniel Lebbin.  Growing up an avid bird watcher, Dr. Lebbin is now a conservation biologist for the American Bird Conservancy, which works to conserve native wild birds and their habitats throughout the Americas.  Dr. Lebbin commented, “The donation of this land is a wonderful opportunity to preserve native trees and valuable bird habitat in the Piscataway area.”


Dr. Wayne H. Bell, President of the Maryland Ornithological Society, also added, “I speak for the nearly 2000 members of MOS in expressing gratitude to Mid-Atlantic Builders for this donation.  Mature forested wetlands such as this are as uncommon as the birds that are restricted to these habitats.  The land will help ensure that species like Hooded Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, and Acadian Flycatcher will have a permanent home in Maryland and be there for everyone to enjoy year after year.”