Eastern Shore Land Conservancy



Thursday, 3.30.17 – Woman and Land Conservation Learning Circle

Time: 10 AM to 3 PM

Cost: $15 (includes lunch)

Locations: Eastern Shore Conservation Center, Easton

(* This is the third and final session in a three-part series.) Women who own or manage farm or forest land in Dorchester, Talbot, and Caroline counties are invited to participate in 3 days of engaging discussion and fellowship focused on women in agriculture and natural resources in our region. Hosted by the American Farmland Trust. Collaborating partners: USDA Natural Resources Conservation service, Maryland Assoc. of Soil Conservation Districts, Inc., Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, and University of Maryland. * By women for women * More discussion, less lecture & acronyms * Peer to peer learning * Farm tours * ID resources on & off the farm * Challenging issues of $ + stewardship

RSVP & More Information: Lori Lilly, (503) 791.8405 or aftwomenandland(at)gmail.com. Online registration also available.



Saturday, 4.1.17 – Unsinkable Eastern Shore II: Rural America Responds to Climate ChangeUnsinkable ES flyer

Time: 9 AM to 1 PM

Cost: $20  (SOLD OUT!)

Location: Eastern Shore Conservation Center (114 S. Washington Street, Easton)

Join ESLC as we host a follow-up to our Unsinkable Eastern Shore I conference held in 2013. Participants will gain a better understanding of ongoing efforts on the Eastern Shore to prepare for the impacts of climate change and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the long-term risk of climate change. Conference includes two separate panel discussions (Preparing for Impact: Adaptation efforts on the Eastern Shore, and Our Part: Meeting the Eastern Shore’s energy responsibility), as well as two keynote speakers:

1) John Englander – “The Story of Sea Level Rise” Author of High Tide on Main Street, which POLITICO Magazine named “one of the 50 most important books to read in 2016.” Included with ticket purchase!

2) Mark Jacobson, The Solutions Project – “A 100% Renewable Plan for Maryland”

A continental breakfast will be served.



Saturday, 4.15.17 – Old Growth Forest: An inspiring walk in the woods (Shore Talks session)

old-growth-forestTime: 3 PM to 6 PM

Cost: $50  (SOLD OUT!)

Location: Hope House, Tunis Mills

Host(s): Peter Stifel

Explore the wonder of ancient trees and the sense of place they create. Experience the magic of walking among these giants in the near old-growth forest, at the entrance to the grand estate of Hope House, located outside of Tunis Mills. Joan Maloof, professor emeritus, Salisbury University and founder of Old Growth Forest Network  will lead us on a walk and share her new book, Nature’s Temples: The Complex World of Old-Growth Forests. Owner, Peter Stifel, will greet guests and briefly share the history of this enchanting place. The forest is home to the endangered Delmarva Fox squirrel and very large oaks, beech, maple, holly, loblolly pine, hickories, and tulip poplar. Wine and hors d’ oeuvres will be served. * Advisory – must be comfortable walking 2 miles of wooded terrain. Rain or Shine.



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.

Explore oyster aquaculture – the business that is transforming Maryland’s oyster industry! Owner Johnny Shockley will take you on a tour of Hoopers Island Oyster Aquaculture Company (HIOAC) where you will experience firsthand the technology and research behind oyster aquaculture. Enjoy the fruits of HIOAC’s labors 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, 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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