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

Plein Air Celebration of Preserved Properties

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Eastern Shore Land Conservancy for a Plein Air Easton alumni invitational hosted at the Eastern Shore Conservation Center. Meet the artists, enjoy refreshments, stay for awards, and come revel in the overlap of local land conservation and outstanding art.

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