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Eastern Shore Land Conservancy is committed to preserving and sustaining the vibrant communities of the Eastern Shore and the lands and waters that connect them.

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This Is Why I Preserve: Carol Bean

As part of a new series titled This Is Why I Preserve, we’re giving ESLC’s staff, board members, volunteers, donors, and supporters the opportunity to share why they became interested in preservation and why it is unique to them. These stories show how individuals in your community are making an impact on ESLC's Delmarva Oasis initiative, which has a big goal to protect 50% of the Delmarva Peninsula by 2030.

This entry features ESLC's Agricultural Specialist, Carol Bean, who talks about her experience of moving to the Eastern Shore more than 20 years ago, her work as a farmer, and the difference that she seeks to continue to make for Eastern Shore residents through ESLC.

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This Is Why I Preserve: Rob Etgen

Rob Etgen is a founder of Eastern Shore Land Conservancy and serves as the organization's President. As part of a new series titled This Is Why I Preserve, we're giving him the opportunity to share part of his story of why he became interested in preservation on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

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Thriving – Not Simply Surviving – in the Delmarva Oasis

Recently, we at Eastern Shore Land Conservancy held our annual Party to Preserve where we discussed Delmarva Oasis, an initiative to protect 50% of the Delmarva Peninsula we love and call home by the year 2030. Protecting land – specifically placing low-lying and waterfront properties in easements to limit future development – is critical to the future of Delmarva as flooding episodes increase in frequency and severity.

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Saving the Stacks

For several years eyes have been on the towering 90-foot tall smokestacks in Cambridge, MD, but for reasons that create anxiety rather than excitement. The iconic smokestacks have severely deteriorated in decades following the closing of Phillips Packing Company, and the local community been anxious about the potential for the ‘stacks to take a tumble.

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It Was a Beautiful Day for a LANDJAM!

On Saturday, June 1st more than 200 adults and children of all ages joined ESLC staff & volunteers to celebrate the land at our 2nd annual LANDJAM event. Held on the Leigh Farm in Betterton (Kent County), guests were treated to guided nature walks, hiking trails, games, local food vendors, and some tasty live music courtesy of Chestertown’s The High & Wides and Easton-based Black Dog Alley.

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Cannery Park Planting and Clean Up

Help DNR, ESLC, the City of Cambridge, ShoreRivers, and other environmentalists with the restoration of Cambridge Creek and Cannery Park during this volunteer planting session! Students and volunteers will arrive at 9:30 AM. Students at Dorchester’s Career and Tech school grew the plants and will be taking the lead at this fun volunteer event.

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Recent Posts

  • This Is Why I Preserve: Carol Bean
  • Chesapeake Bay Architects Discuss Design and Climate Adaptation
  • This Is Why I Preserve: Rob Etgen
  • Thriving – Not Simply Surviving – in the Delmarva Oasis
  • Saving the Stacks
  • Buy Local Challenge: Cookin’ with Carol
  • It Was a Beautiful Day for a LANDJAM!
  • Cannery Park Planting and Clean Up
  • ForeFront Power and Eastern Shore Land Conservancy Announce Partnership
  • Former ESLC Staffer Sets Sights on 2019 Mongol Derby
  • ESLC Applies for Land Trust Accreditation Renewal
  • ESLC Releases Comprehensive Sea Level Rise Study
  • New Installation Inside the Eastern Shore Conservation Center
  • ESLC awarded Preservation Grant for smokestack repair at Phillips Packing House
  • Did you know? ESLC headquarters is LEED certified