In 2002, TPL protected the 510-acre Mallows Bay property, a site with significant historical resources, including the largest ship graveyard in North America. Approximately 130 wooden steamships from World War II, burned to the waterline, lie in the muddy bottom of Mallows Bay. In 2005, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources created the Nanjemoy Natural Resource Management Area, of which the Mallows Bay property is now a part.
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Since 1972, The Trust for Public Land has protected more than 3 million acres and completed more than 5,200 park and conservation projects.