Eastern Shore Land Conservancy


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Mission Statement
Conserve, steward, and advocate for the unique rural landscape of the Eastern Shore.

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Conserve, steward, and advocate for the unique rural landscape of the Eastern Shore.

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Delmarva Oasis Land Conservation


ESLC promotes land conservation and planning that provides public access to open space, including parks, the Chesapeake Bay, farmland, hiking trails, urban gardens, and other parts of the Eastern Shore’s rich heritage.


Eastern Shore towns should be vibrant and well-defined. We are working to help our towns host most of the growth in the region, become models of innovative economic development, and provide plenty of open, green spaces.


As one of the country’s most vulnerable landscapes to flooding, erosion, and sea level rise, the Eastern Shore can become a national model for preparedness and coastal resilience in rural communities.

Upcoming Event

Waterfowl Walk @ Bennett Point Preserve

Thursday, March 7, 2024 8 AM - 10 AM

Come bird watch with Eastern Shore Land Conservancy at one of their Preserves in Queen Anne’s County, right off of Bennett Point Road. Protected since 1998 and co-owned with Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage, this conservation property boasts abundant habitat types: 140 acres of mature forest, grassland, and 107 acres of shallow freshwater emergent wetland. Walk with us through this unique diversity, learn about its importance and management needs, all while we watch birds!

Click here to register!

Upcoming Event


Saturday, May 11, 2024 1 PM - 4 PM

On Saturday, April 11th, Eastern Shore Land Conservancy will be holding LandJam – our annual family-friendly gathering to celebrate our beautiful, bountiful Eastern Shore!

Attendees who buy their tickets early online will be entered into a raffle to win some ESLC swag, including an ESLC hat, LandJam t-shirt, 2 ESLC drinking glasses, and a reusable tote!

Click here to register!

Upcoming Event

Party To Preserve

Saturday, October 12, 2024 4:00 – 7:00 PM

Please join us on Saturday, October 12, 2024 at Daffin House in Caroline County to support conservation on the Eastern Shore! Register today.

Get Involved

Land conservation benefits our health and well-being—both as individuals and as a community. If you’d like to get involved and make a contribution, there are several ways that you can do so: you can attend our events and meetings; you can volunteer; and you can make a financial contribution. You can also create a legacy by preserving your land in perpetuity for the benefit of the Eastern Shore community. Learn more about how to contribute by following the link below.

Ways To Give