Eastern Shore Land Conservancy



Friday, 4.28.17 – Oyster Aquaculture with Hooper’s Island Oyster Aquaculture ches-gold_shore-talkCompany (Shore Talks session)

Time: 3 PM to 5 PM

Cost: $100  REGISTER NOW

Location: Hoopers Island Oyster Aquaculture Co.. Hoopers Island

Host(s): Jock Beebe

Shore Talks – what are they? Think TED Talks (as a fundraiser), focusing on Eastern Shore-centric topics.

Become an expert on the business that is transforming Maryland’s oyster industry – oyster aquaculture! Hoopers Island Oyster Aquaculture Co. (HIOAC) owner Johnny Shockley will take you on a complete tour of their impressive operation, where you will experience firsthand the technology and research behind this booming business. Enjoy the fruits of HIOAC’s labors too, as you down some of the freshest oysters on the Shore paired with local brew. *This is a repeat Shore Talk from 2015 based on its overwhelmingly positive feedback and limited availability.



Saturday, 4.29.17 – Paddle into Spring

Time: 10 AM to 12 PM

Cost: FREE! (Donations welcome)

Location: Turners Creek Landing, Kennedyville

Head out on the river with the staff at SEEC (Sassafras Environmental Education Center) to spot the many signs of spring along the Sassafras River. Bald Eagles and Great Blue Herons nest in tree tops, and spring flowers highlight the shores. Canoes will be available, or you are welcome to bring your own canoe or kayak. Please RSVP via phone or email to reserve your space: 410.348.5214 or jbelanger(at)eslc.org



Saturday, 5.6.17 – Songbird Banding (Shore Talks session)

songbird_resizeTime: 8:30 AM to 11 AM

Cost: $100  (SOLD OUT!)

Location: Foreman’s Branch Bird Observatory, Chestertown

Host(s): Harry Sears, Jane Scott

Join Foreman’s Branch Bird Observatory bird banders and experience the magic and mysteries of spring bird migration. Jim Gruber has led banding birds from this station for over 30 years. Located just outside Chestertown, on a May morning you will likely see migrating and returning Baltimore and Orchard Orioles, Scarlet Tanagers, and Indigo Buntings. After seeing the banding operations and some of your favorite birds up close, you will visit a nearby farm location and observe hundreds of Pink Lady Slipper orchids. Rain date: Saturday, May 13, 2017.



calico-fieldsWednesday, 6.21.17 – Provence on the Eastern Shore (Shore Talks session)

Time: 3 PM to 5 PM

Cost: $100  REGISTER NOW

Location: Calico Fields Farm, Millington

Host(s): Mary and Jim Campbell

Shore Talks – what are they? Think TED Talks (as a fundraiser), focusing on Eastern Shore-centric topics.

So much has been done with this small piece of land known as Calico Fields Farm. Experience the farm’s bounty: from fields of lavender – the varieties and the process for extracting the oil used in making lavender products; from bees – their hives and their honey; from the sun – solar energy meeting the farms electrical needs; from aronia berries – making wine and jam; and from hops for brewing beer. Enjoy a picnic inspired by Provence, created on the Eastern Shore.

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