Our Planet

Environmental Leadership

Preserving and conserving unique natural spaces that reconnect people to the land

and inspire others to do the same

We believe that every individual and every business has an obligation to do what they can to ensure the health of our environment.  We collaborate with organizations who are working hard to ensure a better environment for all of us.

Some of our Environmental Partners

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
Annapolis Green
Audubon MD/DC
Back Creek Conservancy
Chesapeake Conservancy
Chesapeake Waterfowl Inc
National Wildlife Federation

Scenic River Land Trust

Severn Riverkeepers

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Students for Streams

The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation

The South River Federation    

West Rhode Riverkeepers

Environmental Awards & Projects

String of Pearls - Queenstown Harbor
String of Pearls honors those who preserve land “forever” in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The Brick Companies donated 198 acres of Queenstown Harbor property for “conservation easements”, which restricts the land from being developed.  These “pearls” remain in their natural state. 

Environmental Leader in Golf Award - Queenstown Harbor
Golf courses that find themselves within hailing distance of the environmentally sensitive Chesapeake Bay typically set the bar fairly high in terms of their stewardship of the land. But even among those stars, Queenstown Harbor and its director of golf and grounds, John R. Anderes, CGCS, stand out, a fact further solidified by the course receiving the 2012 ELGA (Environmental Leader in Golf Award) National Public Course winner.

Solar Array - Queenstown Harbor
A large ground-mounted energy-producing solar array has been dedicated on the grounds of the Queenstown Harbor Golf Course. This array will provide as much as 30% of the current energy needs, saving approximately $12,000 per year in energy costs and resulting in a return on our investment of as much as 25%. Click here to track our Solar Array’s energy production in real time.

Certified Clean Marinas
Each of our Marinas (Atlantic Marina on the Patapsco, on the Magothy and at Ferry Point) are proud to be certified as Maryland Clean Marinas. The Maryland Clean Marina Initiative recognizes and promotes marinas, boatyards and yacht clubs of any size that meet legal requirements and voluntarily adopt pollution prevention practices. As of late 2009, DNR has certified nearly 25 percent of Maryland’s estimated 600 marinas as Clean Marinas or Clean Marina Partners.

Wind Energy
Washington Gas Energy Services (WGES) and The Brick Companies (TBC) have partnered to provide 100% wind energy for all of TBC’s Maryland properties. The purchase of approximately 11.6 million kWh of WGES wind power will help reduce energy costs to our tenants by as much as 30% and is equivalent to taking more than 1,568 cars off the road for one year!